Pembroke CHAMP featured in PSA
With The War Amps 2017 address labels going out across Ontario recently, area residents may spotted a familiar face on their TV screens.
Megan Mantha, 6, of Pembroke, is featured in a new War Amps public service announcement (PSA) airing across Canada.
Being born a left arm amputee hasn’t stopped her from living a full and active life. As a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, she has received financial assistance for the cost of artificial limbs, including a waterproof swim arm which gives her balance and safety in the water.
Through the CHAMP Program, Megan also attends regional seminars where she meets other kids just like her.
“The War Amps has been there for us right from the get-go,” said her mom, Sally. “I can remember going to our first CHAMP seminar when Megan was 8 and a half months old. From the moment we walked through the doors, we just felt so welcomed. I think it’s really important for Megan to know that she’s not alone.”
The War Amps sends address labels every fall as a thank you to supporters of the Key Tag Service. They can be used not only for envelopes, but to identify items like books, and for filling out name and address information on forms.
The War Amps receives no government grants. Its programs are possible through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, or to order address labels, visit waramps.ca or call toll-free 1 800 2503030.
To learn more about Megan’s story, visit http://www.waramps. ca/megans-story/ and to watch Megan’s PSA, visit The War Amps YouTube Channel.
Photo caption: Megan wearing herwaterproofswimarmwhichwas funded thanks to public support of The War Amps Key Tag Service and Address Label Service.
To interview Megan and her family, contact Communications at 1-877-60MEDIA or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To download an address label graphic, visit waramps.ca/media/mediaenquiries.
The War Amps has been there for us right from the get-go.” Megan Mantha’s mother Sally
Megan Mantha, 8, of Pembroke wearing her waterproof swim arm which was funded thanks to public support of The War Amps Key Tag Service and Address Label Service. Megan is currently appearing in a public service announcement TV spot for the War Amps, airing clear across Canada.