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Letter to the editor – War amps

Dear Editor

The War Amps Key Tag Service is celebrating a milestone this year, its 75th anniversary! The service has not only been reuniting Canadians with their lost keys, it has been helping to make a difference in the lives of amputees. To date, more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys have been returned to their owners. Although it’s a free service, donations enable the Association to operate its many programs for amputees, including veterans and children.

I lost my right arm and part of my left hand in a lawnmower accident and was enrolled in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program at the age of two. The CHAMP Program is there to support amputees through every stage of life. It has encouraged me to try new activities, whether it is crafts, sports or dancing. I have gained confidence with every new experience, and I try to share what I have learned with fellow amputees.

I want to thank everyone for their heartfelt support of the Association personally. Your donations go a long way in making a difference in the lives of amputees.

Denise Swedlo War Amps Regional Representative, Ontario

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