Camp UBPN 2014 will be held at the YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri September 26-29, 2014. The theme is REACH with a focus on reaching out to the brachial plexus community for support, reaching out to the outside community for awareness, and reaching within to strive to become all we can be.
Camp is all-inclusive with hotel style lodging, all meals, activities, and seminars, and roundtable discussions. Childcare is also available for no additional charge during speaker sessions.
The cost is $215.00 for the entire session per adult (ages 17+) and $90.00 per child (ages 6 thru 16+) Children 5 and under are free.
This year, children and adults with a brachial plexus injury are no charge!
Registration opens February 1st. A 25.00 deposit per person must be submitted and payment plans are available.
See you at camp!
We updated the website which has really diminished the fake registrations (YAY!), and brought in new technology like instant messaging. It also has a great (underutilized) chat system available for group chat. Take advantage of it!
Our Store and Amazon
We continue to sell awarenss items through our UBPN store. Consider purchasing a magnet or bracelet to help spread awareness! We just received new jewelry awareness pins so order your for next awareness week.UBPN Store
If you do shop through Amazon, please consider using this link:
It will not cost you anything extra, and a small portion of sale goes to benefit UBPN
If you have benefited from the resources offered by UBPN, through the magazine, camp, website or message boards, please consider supporting UBPN through a donation of your time or resources. Without the community’s support, UBPN would be just another brachial plexus website, not the home it has been for so many.
Thank you for your support.
Awarenes Week 2013-How do you do that?
"Brachial Plexus Awareness week 2013 was the first full third week of October20-26th 2013. UBPN produced and collected videos from the Community who demonstrated how they do things. It covered many topics like buttoning s, tying shoes, playing golf or even a musical instrument. The video series is called "How do you do that??" and can be seen on our awareness forum or on our facebook pages. Thank you to all who contributed!
We have asked for volunteers, and we are happy when people come forward. We are always looking for help, whether it be website review-looking for deadlinks, Reviewing drafts of Outreach, Joomla experts, Fundraisers (especially!), or people who have connections who can help get the word out.
The passionate video production of Newborn Birth Injuries: The Untold Story has aired nationwide on PBS stations to several million viewers! . If you missed it you can view the piece that is airing on PBS by clicking here.
UBPN was also fortunate to be able to produce a 25-minute companion documentary, which can be viewed below. You can also purchase the full 25-minute documentary on DVD (which also has the 5 minute PBS version) by clicking here. Purchasing the video will continue to help us with our prevention efforst!!
Welcome to the United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc. web site. We are excited about increasing the resources we provide to our community of injured and their families, as well as bring greater awareness to the general public and medical community about brachial plexus injuries.
If you are the parent of a newly injured child or are newly injured yourself, please know that although you are at the beginning of a trying and challenging journey, it is not hopeless.
You will find a great deal of information on this site to give you a better understanding of a brachial plexus injury. In addition, you will find amazing support on our forums.