“When we found out that our baby would be born with the lower part of his left arm missing, it came as a shock. Not knowing any other amputees at the time, we weren’t sure what Abel’s life would be like.
“We enrolled Abel in the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and attended our first seminar when he was only a few weeks old. The support and strength of the CHAMP community was undeniable and truly heartwarming. Everyone was so supportive, happy to answer all our questions and made us feel like Abel was a part of something special.
“As he has grown up, being a part of CHAMP has helped him feel secure in himself and his abilities. His prosthetic arm and device that The War Amps funded allows him to do everyday tasks as well as play sports. For us, knowing that CHAMP will pay
for the artificial limbs that he needs means fewer worries and that Abel can enjoy the same activities as other children.
“To everyone who supports The War Amps, your impact on the lives of amputees is bigger than you can imagine. When we first found out about Abel’s amputation, we were anxious about what the future would hold. Now, we’re so excited about his future because we know of all the possibilities it can bring.”
– Ryan and Cortney, Abel’s parents