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Valley teen poster boy for War Amps

COMOX VALLEY RESIDENT Roy Hemmerich (right) is literally a poster boy for the War Amps annual key tag campaign. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
COMOX VALLEY RESIDENT Roy Hemmerich (right) is literally a poster boy for the War Amps annual key tag campaign.
— image credit: PHOTO SUBMITTED

As War Amps 2013 key tags go out across B.C., local residents may spot a familiar face in the enclosed key tag brochure.

Roy Hemmerich, 15, is featured on the War Amps key tag brochure in the mailing to B.C. households.

Roy, born without a right arm, is a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and, as such, is eligible to receive financial assistance with artificial limbs, counselling and attend regional CHAMP seminars.

Key tags protect any keys, not just car keys. Since 1946, the War Amps have returned more than 1.5 million sets of keys, and the service is more vital than ever, with the extremely high replacement cost of keys and remote devices.

This year, the War Amps mark their 95th anniversary.

The War Amps do not receive government grants. For more information, or to order key tags, call toll-free 1-800-250-3030 or visit waramps.ca.

— War Amps

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