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The Barefoot Odyssey<br />How walking in someone else’s shoes meant not wearing any…<br />
The Importance of Shoes<br />In many third world countries, millions of children live without the benefit of shoes or prot...
Podoconiosis<br />A debilitating skin disease caused by a fungus found in volcanic soil<br />Eventually destroys the lymph...
Skin Infections<br />Infection is one of the leading causes of death in poverty stricken areas.<br />Small cuts and sores ...
TOMS Shoes<br />This company was founded to provide impoverished children access to shoes. With their ONE for ONE exchange...
A Day Without Shoes<br />This past April, TOMS organized a day without shoes to raise awareness of the plight of these imp...
My Mission<br />I wanted to see if I could go an entire week without shoes. I only wore shoes when it was absolutely neces...
The Results<br />I only made it 5 days without shoes before new sores and cuts became too painful to walk on without prote...
My Wish for You…<br />Please look into this global epidemic…a simple donation or purchase could change a child’s life fore...
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The Barefoot Odyssey

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A brief introduction in the global charity work of TOMS Shoes.

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The Barefoot Odyssey

  1. 1. The Barefoot Odyssey<br />How walking in someone else’s shoes meant not wearing any…<br />
  2. 2. The Importance of Shoes<br />In many third world countries, millions of children live without the benefit of shoes or protective footwear.Without shoes children are at risk of many debilitating diseases such as…<br />
  3. 3. Podoconiosis<br />A debilitating skin disease caused by a fungus found in volcanic soil<br />Eventually destroys the lymphatic system, causing the foot to swell, and can lead to a painful death<br />Over 1 Billion people are susceptible to this and other soil-related diseases<br />
  4. 4. Skin Infections<br />Infection is one of the leading causes of death in poverty stricken areas.<br />Small cuts and sores can easily become infected without proper shoes or access to antibiotics<br />Extremely painful<br />
  5. 5. TOMS Shoes<br />This company was founded to provide impoverished children access to shoes. With their ONE for ONE exchange program, for every shoe sold, one pair is given to a child in need. This is a typical TOMS shoe.<br />
  6. 6. A Day Without Shoes<br />This past April, TOMS organized a day without shoes to raise awareness of the plight of these impoverished children. Over 250,000 participated at over 1600 separate locations.<br />
  7. 7. My Mission<br />I wanted to see if I could go an entire week without shoes. I only wore shoes when it was absolutely necessary, and tried to put myself in the position of these children.<br />I began my attempt on April 17, 2010.<br />
  8. 8. The Results<br />I only made it 5 days without shoes before new sores and cuts became too painful to walk on without protection.<br />At the end of the 5 days, my feet had been cut by thorns, discarded aluminum and broken glass, all of this on a college campus.<br />I realized that even on a well-maintained college campus, shoes are essential to maintiaing personal health.<br />
  9. 9. My Wish for You…<br />Please look into this global epidemic…a simple donation or purchase could change a child’s life forever. How can you put a price on that?<br />

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