It started with a phone call. Lamont Harvey's childhood friend, a gym teacher at Avondale Meadows Middle School, reached out asking Lamont to buy a pair of basketball shoes for a promising student-athlete. "He talked to me about this young man just needing shoes, and it just took off from there," said Lamont, who quickly filled the request. Lamont's colleague, IU Health anesthesiologist Thomas Marks-Strauss found out about the good deed and decided to take things a step further. "I just offered to help out," said Strauss. "Next thing you know we were at the mall buying shoes, 15 pairs for the team."