Spot the danger before you play

Dear Editor,

I lost my right leg above the knee when I was four years old in a boating accident. I was standing up in a dinghy when it hit a big wave. I fell overboard and the motor injured my leg.

As a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, I’m spreading the safety message and sharing my story in a new video, PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let It Happen to You.

With the help of seven other young amputees, I warn kids to spot the danger before they play and to be aware of “mean machines” like lawn mowers, trains, boats, cars and farm equipment. Whether you’re near, in or on the water, it’s good to stay alert. Accidents happen when you least expect it.

As the weather warms up and kids spend more time outside, I encourage parents, teachers and community group leaders to help me pass on the PLAYSAFE message. Please take some time to watch or download the video free-of-charge online at waramps.ca/playsafe.

Rebecca Mideros, 13


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