Editor: As a member of the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and a safety ambassador for the PlaySafe program, I have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents that could have been prevented.
With the weather warming up, it’s a good time to teach kids about the dangers that can come with summer, such as lawn mowers, boat motors and playing around water areas.
I want to spread the War Amps PlaySafe message because these accidents can be avoided with attention to our surroundings. I encourage parents to take their kids on a “safety walk” and point out the dangers in their area.
It only takes a split second for an accident to happen, so let’s all play safe.
Kate Bagshaw, 16,