Robin & Chloe's Story
When Robin was born missing part of her arm, The War Amps was there for her from the start. Enrolled at three months old in our CHAMP Program, she receives financial assistance with artificial limbs, counselling and attends regional seminars.
At an early seminar, Robin – then a toddler – and her family first saw the philosophy of "amputees helping amputees" in action. "There was a boy there, and when I saw his artificial limbs, I was so excited, I said to my parents, 'Look, like me!' This memory can still make my mom cry," Robin says.
The impact of that first impression led Robin and her mother to become involved in the Matching Mothers Program, passing on their experience to new CHAMP families.
Their first match was with Brenda and her baby daughter, Chloe, who was born with a similar amputation to Robin. Through Matching Mothers, Chloe's family experienced the same profound impact that Robin's had many years ago.