Antionio Glassberg Foundation is partnering with the United Brachial Plexus Network to offer scholarships to students affected by brachial plexus injuries who want to attend private school, from grades K-12 . Click here for more info
For information on how the Myomo (my own motion) orthotic device could help BPI patients please click here: Myomo-Myoelectric Orthotics for BPI
MyoPro can be used by adults with moderate to severe upper extremity impairments due to a Brachial Plexus Injury. The cause of the original injury does not matter, however the MyoPro is best suited for individuals who have permanent loss of movement and function in their arm.
The MyoPro is a functional orthotic and so will enable the individual to bend and straighten their arm and complete a variety of functional tasks in the home and community that they couldn't otherwise do without this custom-made device.
Some of these activities include ADLs, light household chores and meal preparation, using the affected arm in bilateral tasks such as lifting and carrying objects, pushing to stand up and work or leisure activities.
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!!