Garrett poses with Junior Counsellor Zachary

Young Campbell Riverite accentuates the positive at War Amps seminar

Youngster attended seminar which covered all aspects of growing up as an amputee

Garrett Warkentin, 4, of Campbell River, is back from The War Amps 2012 BC Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Victoria.

Born a left arm amputee, Garrett attended the three-day seminar, which covered all aspects of growing up as an amputee, including the latest developments in artificial limbs, parenting an amputee child, dealing with teasing and bullying, and learning the importance of staying active.

Along with his fellow Champs, Garrett attended the Amputees in Action session where they demonstrated their standard and recreational artificial limbs and devices. Garrett “accentuated the positive” by showing his special device that helps him with some of his favourite activities – biking and gymnastics.

He was also presented with a CHAMP Ambassador Certificate for conducting a War Amps PLAYSAFE presentation for his sister’s grade 1 and 2 class, and two displays at the local Children’s Health Fair.

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