Camben Loewen of Abbotsford recently attended a seminar held by the War Amps’ CHAMPS program. (Brian Dennehy Photography)

Camben Loewen of Abbotsford recently attended a seminar held by the War Amps’ CHAMPS program. (Brian Dennehy Photography)

Local ‘Champ’ attends War Amps seminar

Camden Loewen of Abbotsford was born an amputee

An 11-year-old boy from Abbotsford recently participated in the War Amps’ 2019 BC CHAMP (Child Amputee) seminar in Richmond.

Camden Loewen was among those attending the event, where the theme was “Just the Way I Am.”

In addition to focusing on the latest in artificial limbs, the seminar encouraged Champs to embrace their amputation and overcome hurdles on the road to independence.

Camden was born a left-arm amputee and, as a member of the CHAMP program, is eligible for financial assistance for the cost of artificial limbs and recreational devices.

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

What began as an association to assist war amputee veterans returning from the First World War has expanded its programs over the years to support all amputees.

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