Local amputees help carry on War Amps legacy

Brooke Willisson and Nicole Byford lay wreath on November 11 at the Cranbrook Remembrance Day Ceremony

  • Nov. 16, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Brooke Willissonand Nicole Byford at the Cranbrook Remembrance Day Ceremony

Brooke Willissonand Nicole Byford at the Cranbrook Remembrance Day Ceremony

As they laid a wreath on November 11, at the Cranbrook Remembrance Day Ceremony, Brooke Willisson, 7, and Nicole Byford, 17, passed on a special legacy from The War Amps. Brooke, a multiple amputee, and Nicole, a partial left hand amputee, are proud to be part of Operation Legacy, in which members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program help pass on the Remembrance message to the younger generation.

Although Operation Legacy members have not experienced war themselves, they know what it is like to live without a limb – a bond they share with war amputee veterans. They will continue The War Amps tradition of “amputees helping amputees,” and carry  on the Remembrance message long into the future.