Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation
c/o The Plastic Surgery Foundation
444 E. Algonquin Road
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts (based in San Diego, California) has teamed up with the Plastic Surgery Foundation to create Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation in Chicago. The mission of the organization is to transform the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens suffering from physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services. In Fresh Start's 20+ -year history, more than 6,500 patients have received more than 15,000 no-cost medical treatments valued at more than $26 million. The addition of the Chicago site is enabling the organization grow its patient base and outreach. The very first Chicago Surgery Weekend took place June 7-8, 2014 at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital (the Chicago partnering hospital); five low-income children were provided with no-cost reconstructive surgeries. Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation covers the transportation costs to enable the patients to get to and from their Surgery Weekend appointments as well as the cost of lodging and food during the Surgery Weekends (if necessary). Surgery Weekends will take place three times per year.