Matthew Handrahan

Local amputee helps carry on War Amps legacy

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As we approach Remembrance Day, Matthew Handrahan, 28, of Charlottetown, recently paused for a moment of silence at the local cenotaph to commemorate the veteran members of The War Amps. Matthew is proud to be part of Operation Legacy, in which members and graduates of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program help carry on the remembrance message. The War Amps was established more than 100 years ago by amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new reality. They then welcomed the next generation of amputee veterans following the Second World War. Today, the Association continues to assist all amputees across Canada, including children and veterans.