Mercy’s Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Participates in National Effort to Help Homeless

“Hearts to Soles” Provides Free Foot Screenings, Footwear to Residents of Helping Up Mission in Baltimore City

November 28, 2014
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Mercy Medical Center and the nationally renowned Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy recently took part in a national effort to help relieve the foot problems experienced by area homeless. 

“Our Hearts to Your Soles,” founded by Pittsburgh teen Matt Conti in 2005, teamed up with Mercy board-certified surgeons Dr. Clifford Jeng, Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, and Dr. John T. Campbell, as well as medical fellows from the Institute, to provide free foot screenings and footwear to residents of the Helping Up Mission on East Baltimore Street on Tuesday, Nov. 25th 

“We’re always on our feet, walking, running--activities we take for granted. It’s a different story though for those who can’t afford proper shoes or medical treatment for their feet,” Dr. Jeng said at the event held Tuesday, Nov. 25th “The Hearts to Soles program helps by providing shoes and foot screens and by raising awareness, encouraging people to help those less fortunate,” he added.

“Myself and my colleagues at Mercy’s Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction have had the opportunity to provide foot screenings to those at the Helping Up Mission numerous times over the years.  It’s very gratifying, and we are pleased to be part of this outreach effort once again,” Dr. Campbell said.

“For many of these individuals, this is care they simply would not have access to otherwise,” Dr. Cerrato said. “We see all manner of foot ailments and are pleased to be able to provide the care they need.”

Drs. Jeng, Cerrato and Campbell see patients in The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy.

For more information about Hearts to Soles, visit To learn more about the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, go to or call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy.

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