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War Amps role model makes return visit

Saadia Ibrahim at a previous CHAMP Seminar. - Photo submitted
Saadia Ibrahim at a previous CHAMP Seminar.
— image credit: Photo submitted

Surrey's Saadia Ibrahim, 22, has been invited once again to be a junior counsellor and role model at The War Amps 2014 BC Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar from March 21-23 in Victoria.

Ibrahim, a right leg amputee, attended CHAMP seminars while growing up to see the latest developments in artificial limbs, attend informative sessions on dealing with amputation and share concerns with other young amputees.

She applied to be a junior counsellor so that she could give back by answering questions and offering advice to younger CHAMPS on subjects like dealing with teasing and staring, body image, learning to drive and employment.

“As amputees themselves and through their involvement with CHAMP, junior counsellors carry on The War Amps legacy of amputees helping amputees by acting as peer counsellors,” said Danita Chisholm, executive director of the CHAMP Program. “They are wonderful role models and younger CHAMPS look up to them.”

The association is funded solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service and receives no government grants.

For more information, call toll-free

1 800 250-3030 or visit www.waramps.ca

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