Posted Thursday, July 7, 2011 --- 10:48 a.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Henry Winkler will be back in the Milwaukee area but this time it has nothing to do with the Bronze Fonz.
The "Happy Days" actor is speaking at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa on Friday about a condition that afflicted his mother: upper limb spasticity.
He's helping a coalition of eight national patient advocacy organizations to support the "Open Arms Campaign: Raising Awareness of Upper Limb Spasticity."
The hospital says Winkler watched his mother suffer with spasticity after having a stroke.
Upper limb spasticity causes muscle stiffness and tightness in the elbow, wrist and fingers. It can cause an arm pinned against a chest, a flexed elbow or wrist that can't be straightened without discomfort or force, or a clenched hand in a balled up fist.
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