Thanks to a gift from the Empath Health Women’s Giving Network (WGN) to Empath Home Health, a patient is back on her feet again. The gift was used to purchase an ultrasound machine, known as a TENS unit, which stimulates tissue and aids in the recovery of injuries and disease.

The patient was only able to move with the aid of a walker and has now graduated to using a cane due to a reduction in her pain and inflammation, according to her Empath Health physical therapist. Her family reports that with her improved mobility, she is thrilled to be able to attend church again on Sundays.

WGN is a group of dedicated women philanthropists who support the work of Empath Health with annual micro-grants. If you would like to know more about WGN or learn how you can become a member, please call Annette Carter of the Suncoast Hospice Foundation at (727) 523-3414.