Hundreds Attend Upper Limb Spasticity Event

September 13, 2011

More than 200 people from across the region attended an inspiring community event on Upper Limb Spasticity (ULS), hosted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Henry Winkler, best known for his role as “The Fonz” on “Happy Days,” shared several personal stories of his own mother’s struggle with ULS. He was joined by two national experts Allison Brashear, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist and Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., director of the Wake Forest Baptist Stroke Center.

“ULS impacts approximately one million Americans and unfortunately is often not recognized or treated,” said Brashear. “As a result, community education and awareness at events where we can reach several hundred people are extremely important to patients and even health care professionals.”

The event also included powerful and moving testimonials from patients who battle the debilitating condition. Patients shared stories about their experiences with clinical trials, treatment options and living with ULS.




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