Malcolm was born a left arm amputee. (submitted)

Cobble Hill family reflects as War Amps celebrates 100th anniversary

Malcolm was born a left arm amputee

The War Amps 100th anniversary year-long celebration is coming to a close.

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, including Malcolm Taylor, 12, of Cobble Hill.

Malcolm was born a left arm amputee, and as a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, is eligible to receive financial assistance for the cost of artificial limbs and recreational 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.

“The War Amps has been a big support for our family over the years, and Malcolm has been fitted with various devices so that he can take part in many different activities,” says mom, Jacquie. “It’s incredible that this Association has been changing the lives of not only Malcolm, but amputees across the country, for a century.”

Executive director of the CHAMP Program, Danita Chisholm says, “Although The War Amps has provided 100 years of innovative programs, there is still much to do to ensure amputees like Malcolm have the artificial limbs they need to lead full and active lives. With the public’s support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service, our vital programs for amputees will carry on long into the future.”

The War Amps receives no government grants and its programs are possible through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service.

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