Garrett Warkentin pauses for a photo at the seminar.

Young Campbell River amputee helps mark War Amps 95th anniversary

The seminar brought together child amputees from across the province while also honouring the Association’s 95th anniversary

Garrett Warkentin, 5, of Campbell River, is back from The War Amps 2013 BC Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Vancouver.

The seminar brought together child amputees from across the province while also honouring the Association’s 95th anniversary.

Born a left arm amputee, Warkentin attended the three-day seminar, which included the latest developments in artificial limbs, parenting an amputee child and dealing with teasing and bullying.

Warkentin also participated in the Play and Learn session at the seminar where young Champs interacted with each other while their parents had the opportunity to exchange tips and share experiences.

A highlight at the seminar was the Amputees in Action session, where Champs demonstrated their standard and recreational artificial limbs and devices to the group. Warkentin showed his artificial arm.

He was also presented with a CHAMP Ambassador Certificate for conducting an Amputation Awareness Presentation at his school.

CHAMP is funded solely through public support of The War Amps Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, call 1 800 250-3030 or visit waramps.ca.