How to Help
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You can help raise awareness about Brachial Plexus Injuries and help me and my family survive this horrendous event by sharing the following link to as many people as you can via social media, email and through conversation:
You can use the following as an introduction when sharing (if you want) -
Rebecca had a motorcycle accident on 1 March 2015, and sustained a Brachial Plexus Injury (aka Erb’s Palsy), which means that the nerves that control her dominant arm were severed from the spinal cord, and she cannot use her arm anymore.
The injury is much more common than you think. Roughly 2-5 out of every 1000 babies born sustain brachial plexus injuries!!! Many people sustain brachial plexus injuries through motorcycle, car and sporting accidents. There is no government support for these injuries in Australia and no education set up in birthing rooms or emergency rooms in any hospital in Australia.
The injury and subsequent life events like Rebecca and her husband both losing their jobs have severely impacted their lives, and as a result, after trying their very best to not admit defeat, they need to ask for help.
Please do not feel pressured to help financially, at the very least, I would just love you to share this information, to help to spread this around as much as possible to help raise awareness in Australia and the rest of the world about Brachial Plexus Injuries. Together, we might just make a difference.
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There are lots of Australian families suffering greatly because of brachial plexus injuries. The constant agonising pain, the disability, the medical costs and the changes families have to make are huge. Depression is a big problem because along with the pain, they can no longer support their families as they used to, and the wee children with BPI's need constant extra special care.
Rebecca wants some good to come from her horrible situation.
Please, please go to the following link and read her story, and most of all, please share this with everyone you know. Someone you know might be in a position to help.
Rebecca aims to sett up a national organisation, Brachial Plexus Australia, which will offer information, support and education for all Australians touched by this injury, and all medical professionals to help with prevention and correct diagnosis and treatment. Rebecca has spoken with and joined forces with every Australian brachial plexus specialist surgeon and therapist, and together they are committed to launching this organisation.
There is a separate fundraiser for this new organisation at www.gofundme.com/brachialplexusaust
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