Erb’s Palsy Group
The Erb’s Palsy Group Charity was nominated by Lee Windebank, Senior CAD Technician and BIM Manager at TNG.
The Charity is especially important to Lee and his wife Vicki, as their son Harvey was born with Erb’s Palsy in 2015.
Erb’s Palsy, also known as Brachial Plexus Paralysis, is a condition that is mainly caused by birth trauma. It can affect 1 or all of the 5 primary nerves that supply movement and feeling to an arm.
Each baby’s injury is individual. The paralysis can be partial or complete, and the damage to each nerve can range from bruising to tearing. Some babies recover on their own, however, some may require specialist treatment.
The Erb’s Palsy Group is the only UK based organisation offering advice and support to families affected by Erb’s Palsy.
Harvey was diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy shortly after his birth. At first it was unknown if the damage causing paralysis to his left arm, was temporary or permanent. However, after daily physiotherapy, and multiple visits to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, Harvey has slowly regained movement and feeling in his arm.
Now at 18 months old, Harvey has been fortunate to have made a good recovery.
The Erb’s Palsy Group helped Harvey’s parents by providing advice and emotional support when it was uncertain how severe Harvey’s condition was. The Group will also help support Harvey as he grows up and finds that his left arm may be weaker and less agile than his right.
In June, TNG raised £134 for the Erb’s Palsy Group during it’s ‘Awareness Week’, by organising a coffee and cake morning at work. If you would like to join us for future charity events, you are very welcome!
To find out more about Erb’s Palsy, or to make a donation, please visit Erb’s Palsy Group.