write a letter to the Editor about the Annual Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness.
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.