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Letter: War Amps Key Tag Service 75th Anniversary

To The 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, but it has also 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 am missing both legs below the knee and was enrolled in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program at a young age. Growing up in CHAMP has allowed me to become the strong and independent person I am today, by providing me and my family with funding for artificial limbs, emotional support, and vital resources on living with amputation.

The War Amps 2021 key tags are being mailed to B.C. residents next week and I would like to say thank you to everyone that has so generously donated to such an essential cause.

This support has truly impacted my life and the lives of so many other amputees. We can't thank you enough!

Selena Smakal

War Amps Regional Representative, British Columbia

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