Golisano Foundation Leadership Award Recipient: Joe Carbone
Posted at: 09/06/2012 7:09 AM
| Updated at: 10/11/2012 6:11 PM
By: Berkeley Brean | WHEC.com
The Golisano Foundation is honoring local volunteers for their work with people with special needs.
Dr. Joseph Carbone is a man whose work keeps the Special Olympians on their feet.
As a podiatrist, Doctor Joseph Carbone helps people everyday make their lives a little easier. He helps their feet and their feelings.
Part of his passion is the Special Olympics. Every year, he organizes the foot screenings for the Olympians and for his work, he's honored by the Golisano Foundation. Dr. Carbone said, “It's very gratifying to work for the Special Olympics. They shouldn't be giving me an award. I should be giving them an award but I’m humbled and appreciative of the award.”
Doctor Carbone says the Olympians and their stories stick with him. They are his inspiration to volunteer for the Special Olympics every year. “Well like I say, it's inspiring to see what these special Olympians do. The amount of joy the Special Olympics gives the Special Olympians and their families is overwhelming and it's humbling to be able to help them and it's very gratifying.”
Dr. Carbone is a Podiatrist in private practice with Rochester Foot Care Associates , a practice he founded in 1984 with Dr. Edward J. Bonavilla and Dr. David V. Chazan. He is the past president of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association and a member of the Board of Directors of Golisano Children’s Hospital,among others. He has volunteered his time with Healthy Athletes for three years at local and statewide Special Olympic events, screening athletes for foot problems such as improper shoe fit and gait problems. In his practice he cares for many patients with intellectual disabilities.