Grace Johnson of Chemainus at the 2019 Vancouver Santa Claus Parade. (Photo submitted)

Grace Johnson of Chemainus at the 2019 Vancouver Santa Claus Parade. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus CHAMP helps deliver message about playing safe

Young girl born a double arm amputee joins War Amps float in Vancouver parade

Amazing Grace Johnson is helping to spread an important message at Christmastime that needs to be repeated throughout the year.

The Chemainus Champ is encouraging kids to play safe. “PLAYSAFE, spot the danger before you play!” That’s the message she’s been delivering to other kids.

Johnson, 8, joined The War Amps float in the recent Vancouver Santa Claus Parade, encouraging other children to be aware of the dangers in their play environments.

Born a double arm amputee, she’s a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

Johnson is well qualified to pass on the PLAYSAFE message as she knows what it is like to live without limbs and has met children who have lost limbs in accidents.