War Amps champ receives certificate from Carleton Place Council

Posted on: December 14, 2016

By Jane Hobson

Anne Fergusson, 21, was presented with a certificate to recognize and thank her for her years as a junior War Amps Child Amputee Program (CHAMP) counsellor during the Carleton Place council meeting on Dec. 13

“Anne’s determination and zest for life is an inspiration for all,” said Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos. “She spreads the important philosophy of the War Amps; amputees helping amputees.”

Fergusson was born a left-hand amputee. She has spent many years sharing a positive approach to life with other Canadian amputee children, Antonakos explained. Fergusson is studying mechanical engineering at Queen’s University.

The War Amps association’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all Canadian amputees, including children.

Photo by Jane Hobson
Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos presents Anne Fergusson, 21, with a certificate at the Town council meeting on Dec. 13, 2016. The town recognizes Fergusson, who was born a left-hand amputee, for her many years as a junior CHAMP counsellor with the War Amps.