Local man donates biopsy equipment in honor of late wife

ST. MARYS — A local man recently donated biopsy equipment to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital so women with abnormal mammograms have access to earlier cancer diagnosis and treatment.

William Braun, whose Cheryl wife died from lung cancer, donated stereotactic breast biopsy equipment to the hospital in her honor.

The equipment allows physicians to test small samples of breast tissue for cancer when abnormalities detected by a mammogram cannot be felt during a physical exam or seen using an ultrasound.

“We are immensely grateful to Mr. Braun for his extraordinary and generous support,” Julie Jacobs, executive director of the JTD Hospital Foundation, said in a press release. “This donation will empower us to provide the highest quality care to our patients, enabling earlier detection and intervention for breast cancer cases.”