December 20th, 2013

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Family gives back / photo submitted by the Quills family

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic Physician Helps Area

As a part of the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, the Sports Rehab Team physical therapists are knowledgeable and trained in the latest advancements and techniques available in sports rehabilitation.

On a weekly basis, the Health N’ Sports Update will give information on prevention, recovery, and include special offers, as well as general health tips that would be beneficial to all. If there is a specific topic you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to editor@catholicsportsnet.com.

During the Christmas season, many schools, organizations and families find charities to give to others.

Dr. George Quill, M.D. specializes in foot and ankle issues, and he recently was part of Soles4Souls effort to help the homeless have a new pair of shoes. Here are comments from his recent volunteer work:

“We held our seventh annual Louisville Hearts to Souls/Soles4Souls event Monday, November 25th.  We distributed over 80 pairs of men's and womens' shoes to those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction as well as the homeless.  Almost all - including the women - were particularly grateful for the stout (and good-looking) boots donated by Red Wing this year!

We certainly could have used more boots and shoes in the mens' sizes 10 through 13 and fewer in the sizes smaller than that.  We will make sure that all the shoes receive good homes, though.  Also, the socks were very high quality and much needed.

My family, staff, and I received many blessings from the recipients and there were a few very poignant moments.  One gentleman presented me with a beautiful drawing of an angel he had done.  He refused another pair of shoes because he was still wearing the Red Wing boots we had given him four years ago!  He told me that those boots helped him recover, find a job, and contribute to the local community. He is currently serving as a peer mentor in the Healing Place drug and alcohol recovery program! Thanks for helping us help others!”

Information on Soles4Souls:

Nashville-based Soles4Souls is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing. 

Find us: http://www.facebook.com/giveshoes 

Follow us: http://twitter.com/soles4souls 

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Physical Therapy: 502-897-1790

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