As a member of The War Amps Child Amputee Program and a safety ambassador for the Play Safe 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 Play Safe message because these accidents can be avoided with attention to our surroundings. I would 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