This is to inform you that the brachial plexus injury community is celebrating the Annual
Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness Week during [date]. We, those affected by brachial plexus
injuries implore you to join us in the effort to educate the public about infants injured
at birth or others affected by traumatic brachial plexus injuries.
Brachial plexus injuries often occur during the birthing process. More children suffer
from brachial plexus injuries sustained at birth than Down Syndrome or Muscular Dystrophy
yet information on this disability is not so readily obtained. The other causes of
brachial plexus injuries include: automobile, motorcycle or boating accidents; sports
injuries ("burners" or "stingers"); animal bites; gunshot or puncture
wounds; as a result of specific medical treatments/surgeries or due to viral diseases.
Adults who incur traumatic brachial plexus injuries often suffer from severe and chronic
pain and struggle to find support, information and adequate medical care. Since time is of
the essence in treating this injury, therefore immediate therapeutic intervention is
critical while the injury is monitored for long-term effects and the patient or parent
must be informed of treatment facilities for further options.
We would highly appreciate if you join efforts to spread awareness about the disease. You
may also visit our website (----) for further information.