The War Amps are holding their yearly Western Child Amputee meeting in Calgary today.
The event is an opportunity for child amputees and their parents to hear stories about overcoming the challenges of being an amputee. On Saturday, guest speakers shared their experiences and inspiring stories with the crowd.
"I think it's really important for kids and parents just to see how other kids have done stuff and that things are possible," said 33-year-old amputee Tom Black, who is now a commercial pilot with a major Canadian airline.
More than 100 child amputees and their parents attended the conference Saturday.
On Sunday, the meeting will focus on talking with child amputees about teasing, bullying, staring and other things bug them about being an amputee.
There will be older amputees and counsellors present to share advice and suggestions on dealing with those issues.