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As the leading provider of access to highly specialized reconstructive and plastic surgery for disadvantaged children, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a charitable organization that provides surgery and ongoing care for children from across the United States and around the globe with physical and cosmetic deformities.

Every day our charity for children transforms the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical & cosmetic deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, disease or abuse through the gift of reconstructive and plastic surgery, all at no cost to the patient or family.

Our commitment to each and every Fresh Start patient is to achieve the best possible outcome for each child no matter how long it takes. On average, 400 patients receive Fresh Start’s medical services each year, with over 450 Volunteers dedicating their time and medical expertise to help Fresh Start run its medical programs annually at the Fresh Start Clinic in San Diego and Chicago. Since 1991, Fresh Start has provided over $42 Million worth of free medical services transforming the lives of over 7,900 children.


“Saying thank you may not be enough, but that is all I have. You helped me regain my life and you have
made me see that for every problem that is in the world, there is someone who will always help you get
back up on your feet. Someday, I’ll be one of the many great surgeons helping, so save a spot for me.”
DANIEL, age 17


100% of contributions go directly to medical programs

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Transforming lives since 1991


Donated Medical Care


Patients Treated from around the World


Treatments performed since 1991

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