Dallas Diabetes Patients Receive Thousands of Donated Shoes

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According to Baylor Scott & White Health’s mission, this network of physicians aims to “serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing.” One way they reach their goals is to seek out donations to make their patients more comfortable in everyday life. WFAA reports that a huge shipment recently arrived that will help those with diabetes take comfortable steps forward.

“The pain is very excruciating,” Rachel Gonzalez told the news about her issues with her feet. Due to her diabetes, Gonzalez endures sore foot ulcers that make it difficult for her to walk. Thankfully, Baylor Scott & White Health recently received a large shipment of 7,700 shoes made specifically for diabetes patients.

A representative from Baylor Scott & White Health says that these shoes typically cost around $150, but since many of their diabetes patients are on a tight budget and/or uninsured, offering them for free is a blessing. The shoes will make their way across the U.S. and even internationally.

The national company that donated the shoes isn’t named, but they’re already having a positive impact on Gonzalez who says wearing the brand new shoes makes her feel like she’s “walking on air.”