Foot Doctors Offer Exams, Shoes To The Homeless

Posted: December 4, 2013 by satherej in Uncategorized

CBS Chicago

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(CBS) — Dozens of homeless people will benefit tonight from free foot exams on the city’s West Side.

Dr. Simon Lee has been organizing the Our Hearts to Your Soles event in Chicago since 2007.  He and a couple of other doctors from Midwest Orthopedics at Rush and a group of medical students from Rush University Medical Center will provide foot exams Wednesday evening for more than 100 homeless people at the Franciscan House of Mary and Joseph shelter in the 2700 block of West Harrison Street.

The men, women and some children who’ll be examined will also get a free pair of new shoes and a few pairs of socks, Lee says.

It’s important the homeless have good footwear since most of them are on the street all day because shelters are only open at…

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