The War Amps begins its 2014 key tag mailing to BC residents this week with the theme, “Then and Now.”
In the letter accompanying the key tags, Meaghan, a multiple amputee member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, describes how The War Amps has provided her with financial assistance for her artificial limbs as she outgrows them, travel costs for fittings, a computer to keep up with school work and seminars where she meets other multiple amputee kids.
With the help of her mom, she made a special quilt out of her War Amps seminar T-shirts over the years and presented it at a CHAMP seminar. “Just like the stitches of the quilt, The War Amps holds us all together as we deal with the challenges of being amputees,” she told the group. “Through all the assistance that I have received, both then and now, one thing I’ve learned is that The War Amps enables me to live my life to the fullest, to be who I want to be, do the things I want to do and reach for the highest stars to fulfil all my dreams.”
War Amps key tags protect any keys, not just car keys, and are more vital than ever with the extremely high replacement cost of electronic door openers and anti-theft devices. Each key tag has a confidentially coded number registered to your name and address. Should the keys be lost, the finder need only call the toll-free number on the back of the tag, or deposit them in any mailbox, and the keys will be returned to the owner by bonded courier.
The War Amps receives no government grants. Its programs are possible solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, or to order key tags, call toll-free 1 800 250-3030 or visit waramps.ca.