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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
Mayor’s Office - "Committed to Service Excellence"

Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
June 30, 2022 asArthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Awareness Day
WHEREAS; Arthrogryposis is defined as multiple congenital joint contractures which is when multiple joints are stuck in one position and have very little flexibility; and
 
WHEREAS; Arthrogryposis is an umbrella diagnosis with many syndromes and subtypes and occurs in 1 in 3000 live births; there are currently 400 identified types such as amyoplasia, distal and multiple pterygium/Escobar syndrome; and
 
WHEREAS; The different types of arthrogryposis include amyoplasia (a non-genetic type), which is due to the muscles failing to develop; and multiple pterygium/Escobar syndrome (a genetic type) which occurs when the messages that impact a person’s muscle movement are affected; and
 
WHEREAS; Individuals with arthrogryposis require stretching, varies therapies (physical, occupational, speech and other) and some surgical intervention that can help improve their independence and quality of life; and
 
WHEREAS; On June 30th families across the world will be wearing the color Blue to honor those affected by arthrogryposis and increase awareness and expand knowledge of arthrogryposis and its impact on the person’s quality of life will allow the community at large to better support people who struggle with the challenges of this disorder.
 
THEREFORE, I, Mayor Jeff Lehman, do hereby proclaim June 30, 2022 as “Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Awareness Day” in the City of Barrie. 


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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