The Eye & Ear Foundation has received another $100,000 grant from the Addison Gibson Foundation to help cover medical costs for low-income patients in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.
The Addison Gibson Foundation was established in 1937 through the estate of oil and gas tycoon Addison H. Gibson, a native of Western Pennsylvania. The Foundation provides awards to Western Pennsylvania Health Care Providers to support low-income Western Pennsylvania residents in attaining health care.
The Eye & Ear Foundation received a $100,000 grant from the organization in 2021 and was subsequently able to help pay for medical devices and treatment for 24 individuals receiving care in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. Specifically, funds were used to help pay for low vision devices for patients with low vision, dental reconstruction procedures for patients after experiencing head and neck cancer, and tinnitus retraining therapy for patients with tinnitus. The impact that this grant made cannot be expressed in numbers alone, but also in the difference it made in patient lives.
“It is important to point out that what the Addison Gibson Foundation is supporting will have a much larger impact because it is allowing clinicians to provide essential care that is otherwise unaffordable,” said Lawton Snyder, EEF CEO. “The value is truly unmeasurable.”