WIGGLE YOUR TOES FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH CARINGBRIDGE TO ENHANCE PATIENT SUPPORT
Two Minnesota-Based Nonprofits Bring Hope and Healing to Amputees
City, State (DATE) — The Wiggle Your Toes Foundation today announced a partnership with CaringBridge, a nonprofit Web service that connects families and friends when someone is facing a serious health event, treatment or in recovery. A CaringBridge Web site provides a place for users to post journal entries and photos, and receive messages of hope and encouragement in a guestbook.
The Wiggle Your Toes Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to helping amputees and their families regain independence and mobility. Its co-founder, Aaron Holm, unexpectedly became a bi-lateral, above the knee amputee as a result of an automobile accident. Aaron, along with his wife and co-founder Amanda, used CaringBridge to stay in touch with loved ones while he recovered from the accident. The site became an ongoing source of information, referrals, physical help and encouraging words.
“I became a success story, going from losing my legs to recovery relatively quickly,” said Holm. “Now I offer guidance and referrals to others in similar situations and CaringBridge is one of the first resources I recommend.”
“Patients and their caregivers greatly benefit from the ease of communication that CaringBridge provides,” said Judy Trucano, partnership manager, CaringBridge. “Instead of spending time making phone calls and sending e-mails to keep everyone updated, their energy can be focused on healing.”
For more information visit www.caringbridge.org/wiggleyourtoes.