Being born a left-arm amputee hasn’t stopped Taylor Wonnick, 9, of Abbotsford from living a full and active life.
In fact, she can do what everyone else can do, sometimes with the help of a special device.
As a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, Taylor is eligible to receive financial assistance for the cost of artificial limbs and recreational devices.
She also attends regional CHAMP seminars, where Champs and parents learn about the latest in artificial limbs, dealing with teasing and bullying, and parenting an amputee child.
Taylor enjoys biking and, thanks to support from The War Amps, was recently fitted with a device that allows her to hold onto the handlebar.
Amanda, Taylor’s mom, said the device has made a difference in her daughter’s life.
“By giving her more control over steering the bike, she’s able to concentrate on pedalling,” she said.
Visit waramps.ca for more information.