As some of you may or may not know, it is BPI Awareness Week. You might be wondering what is Brachial Plexus Injust (BPI). Brachial Plexus is a group of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the shoulders, arms, and hands. Brachial Plexus Injury occurs so many ways. The most common is during childbirth. some others include accidents, common contact during some activities such as sports.
Why do I want to bore you with all these details?
NO. I don’t have BPI, but I am raising a son with RBPI (Right Brachial Plexus Injury).
As a mom, one of the jobs I have is to worry about my children and to make this world a better place for them. When I was told that my second son had BPI, we were lucky enough to start him with Occupational therapy at Children’s Medical Center in Washington Dc. I worried about the limitation of his hands. I cried almost every day when I saw him struggle with some activities as a baby. however, to my surprise, children are so relentless (if we as parents let them be). While I worried, my baby found other ways to crawl, move those hands and play like every normal kid.
Why am I raving so much about this condition?
First, to bring the awareness to OBPI (Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury) and secondly, to prepare my son and others for what’s out there. I’ve had the opportunity to speak to others living with BPI, learning and watching how they live normal lives, and asking so many questions. It is important for us to shed more light on this awareness because most people living with BPI get bullied for being this way.
I am doing this to prepare my self and be able to educate my son to educate others that people with BPI are
And they can do anything.
WE ARE BPI STRONG!!!!
#BPIAWARENESS #ERBSPALSYAWARENESSWEEK #BPISTRONG