Thankful for War Amps program

I am proud to be part of Operation Legacy, in which members of The War Amps Child Amputee Program pass on the Remembrance message

I am proud to be part of Operation Legacy, in which members and graduates of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program pass on the Remembrance message to the younger generation. As Remembrance Day is fast approaching, I would like to pay special tribute to all men and women who have served in Canada’s military, and especially those who lost a limb or limbs in war.

I was born as a left arm, below-the-elbow amputee and have learned to overcome this challenge thanks to programs put in place by amputee veterans of The War Amps.

I am thankful for war amputee veterans, as without them and the sacrifices they made for us, the War Amps would not exist as it does today. The War Amps has greatly impacted who I am and holds a very special place in my heart. Without their endless support, I would not be as comfortable with my amputation, nor as confident about who I am as a person.  I will always greatly appreciate the way war amputees united amputees after the war and came together to create my wonderful War Amps family.

On Remembrance Day, please take a moment to remember those who have and continue to serve. We commemorate their lives and share their stories so that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Kendra Blakely

Revelstoke

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