A Northern Cape woman, Carmen Wynne, was born with Erb-Duchenne Palsy in her left arm.
According to Physio-pedia, Erb–Duchenne palsy is a form of obstetric brachial plexus palsy. It occurs when there’s an injury to the brachial plexus, specifically the upper brachial plexus at birth.
The injury can either stretch, rupture or avulse the roots of the plexus from the spinal cord. It is the most common birth-related brachial plexus injury in 50- 60% of cases
Wynne shares her journey with the disability, personal achievements, aspirations and challenges with SABC Digital News Producer Lebo Tshangela in this bi-weekly feature, Thrive.
She says, “I always told myself that I might not do something the way somebody else would, but I would do it but differently.”
Below is the full podcast: