A multi-time top five fundraising team, the MacDonald-Moore sisters BILLIE and LACEY have been attending the Lansdowne Charity Motorcycle Ride since Billie's first year as a client of Lansdowne Children's Centre, at the age of just one month old.
Born with Brachial Plexus injury in her right arm, Billie's earliest years were a challenge.
The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand. A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord. Resulting symptoms can include:
Numbness or loss of feeling in the hand or arm.
Inability to control or move the shoulder, arm, wrist or hand.
An arm that hangs limply.
Burning, stinging or severe and sudden pain in the shoulder or arm.