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Dylan’s Story

Dylan’s adaptive bicycle, funded by donations to the Key Tag Service, lets him go on rides with friends and helps him with mobility.

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Dylan’s Story

Dylan’s adaptive bicycle, funded by donations to the Key Tag Service, lets him go on rides with friends and helps him with mobility.

Dylan sitting on a lawn with his mother and father.

When Dylan was nine months old, he developed bacterial meningitis. The lack of blood flow to his limbs resulted in the loss of his left leg below the knee, his right foot and part of his right hand.

During the long road to recovery, his parents were very worried about his future. The rehab doctor knew they needed to be in touch with The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, and she told them how.

Dylan sitting on a lawn with his mother and father.

When they went to their first CHAMP Seminar, Dylan’s parents realized that they were not alone. They met other parents with similar experiences and Dylan met other kids with amputations – just like him.

In addition to the seminars, The War Amps has provided waterproof artificial legs so that Dylan has balance while swimming and safety on wet surfaces like the shower. He can go on rides with his friends thanks to his adaptive bicycle (which also helps him with mobility), and take part in his new favourite sport – sledge hockey – using a device to help him hold the stick.

“It’s hard for us to put into words how grateful we are to supporters of the Key Tag Service. Without this, we wouldn’t be able to afford Dylan’s artificial limbs or have the support system that is our CHAMP family. We want you to know that your key tags really are at work for Dylan and so many other children like him.” Denise and Allen, Dylan’s parents

Your support makes a difference in the lives of child amputees like Dylan.

Key Tag Service

Safeguard your keys with a War Amps key tag. They’re free – and they work!

How do key tags work?

  • Attach a confidentially coded War Amps key tag to your key ring. It is registered only to your name and address.
  • If you lose your keys, the finder can call the toll-free number on the back of the tag or place them in any mailbox in Canada.
  • The War Amps will return your keys to you by courier, free of charge.

With the high replacement cost of keys and remote devices, the Key Tag Service is more important than ever!

I lost my car keys and inquired about getting a new set – nearly $400 to replace! Just received them back by courier from The War Amps, free of charge, thanks to my key tag. What a service!

Although the Key Tag Service is free, if you see value in The War Amps programs and services, you can choose to make a donation. Donations to the Key Tag Service fund the Association’s many programs for war amputees, adult amputees and child amputees.

Thanks to donor support of the Key Tag Service, The War Amps is able to provide funding for the artificial limbs and devices child amputees (Champs) need to lead independent and active lives.

A young female child amputee sitting on a rock.

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The War Amps DOES NOT:

  • Use professional fundraisers
  • Receive government grants
  • Solicit by phone or door-to-door
  • Sell or trade your name/address
  • Spend more than 10% on administration
  • Tie up funds in long-term investments