Arianna Hunsicker

The face of a CHAMP

The War Amps 2015 BC Child Amputee program celebrates 40 years of service.

  • Apr. 25, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Eleven-year-old Arianna Hunsicker of Surrey has just returned from The War Amps 2015 BC Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Vancouver, which brought together young amputees from across the province.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of CHAMP, which has provided generations of child amputees with financial assistance for artificial limbs, regional seminars and peer support.

Hunsicker attended the three-day seminar with her mother where they learned about the latest developments in artificial limbs, dealing with teasing and bullying and parenting an amputee child.

Other Surrey CHAMPS who attended the seminar were Aimee Brennan, 13, Emily Antonyk, 12, Marcus Blanchard, 8, Jason Li, 5, Ryan Ursulak, 5, and Paulina Komisarski, 3.

CHAMP is funded through public support of The War Amps Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, call 1-800-250-3030 or visit

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