Actor Henry Winkler On The “Open Arms Campaign”

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Actor Henry Winkler is in town for the 31th National Veterans Wheelchair Games and the Ambassador to the Open Arms Campaign is also promoting awareness of upper limb spasticity.

Winkler is working to educate people about the use of Botox to make life easier for the roughly one-million Americans who suffer from this debilitating condition.

His mother suffered from upper limb spasticity for a decade after she had a stroke.

“The Open Arms Campaign gives information for a brand new tool in the toolbox for doctors and therapists for upper limb spasticity. It is a therapeutic use for Botox,” Winkler said during a visit to Pittsburgh Today Live this morning. “They are finding uses for it that is just astounding… It allows the muscles to loosen up.”

You can read more about the Open Arms Campaign and the use of Botox to help people suffering from upper limb spasticity at

Winkler spoke with Larry Richert & John Shumway on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA this morning. Listen to the complete interview:

Henry Winkler Visits Pittsburgh For Wheelchair Games

  • Bobby Boucher

    Hooray for Henry Winkler! Glad to see he’s in town promoting something worthwhile.
    “What momma don’t know, won’t hurt her.” – Coach Kline

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