Left: Reese Fichten is pictured smiling for the camera with his Mom

Left: Reese Fichten is pictured smiling for the camera with his Mom

Cranbrook kids attend national War Amps seminar

Local Super Champs learn to Set the bar high at a recent War Amps Multiple Amputation Seminar.

Reese Fichten, eight, and Brooke Willisson, six, of Cranbrook, have just returned from The War Amps 2014 Multiple Amputation Seminar in Ottawa, which brought together young amputees from across the country.  Born multiple amputees, Reese and Brooke attended the three-day seminar with their parents, where they were shown how to adopt the seminar theme “Set the Bar High”.  The seminar was a life-changing experience, and covered everything from careers to healthy living, independence, driving and staying active. As a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, Reese and Brooke are eligible to receive financial assistance with artificial limbs and recreational devices. Reese is pictured smiling for the camera with his Mom, Yvonne and Brooke is accompanied with her Mom and Dad, Rachel and Craig.