Camden Loewen with his bike device, which was funded thanks to public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford ‘Champ’ bikes with confidence thanks to War Amps

Camden Loewen, 11, receives adaptive device to hold onto handlebar

An Abbotsford boy who was born a left-arm amputee is able to take part in one of his favourite activities – riding his bike – thanks to support from the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

Camden Loewen, 11, is a member of the CHAMP Program and, as such, is eligible for financial assistance for the cost of artificial limbs and devices.

He also attends regional CHAMP seminars where “Champs” and their parents learn about the latest in artificial limbs, dealing with teasing and bullying, and parenting an amputee child.

Camden enjoys cycling and was recently fitted with a device that allows him to hold onto the handlebar.

“The device allows him to grip the handlebar and have better control of the bike,” says mom Connie.

“We are encouraged by the support CHAMP offers. We know that when Camden needs adaptations to participate in activities, CHAMP provides exactly what Camden needs.”

The association is this year embarking on its second century of service.

The War Amps receives no government grants, and funds come from the public’s continued support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service.

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