Happy Craniofacial Acceptance Month from Fresh Start!
Fresh Start is a San Diego regional, nonprofit charity for children. Helping with differences to transform their lives through long-term reconstructive surgery and ongoing care. As an organization that helps children, when we accept a patient, we make a commitment to maintaining a long-term medical relationship; for example, our average cleft lip and palate patient requires seven years of dental care and approximately 49 treatments to reach the best possible medical outcome.
We love this video wish from the team!
We have enjoyed working with Fresh Start and we are so glad they submitted a video for us to share. Thank you! Here's a little more about Fresh Start.
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts transforms the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens with physical deformities caused by birth, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services.
Fresh Start’s vision is to build a community of volunteers committed to seeing that every child with a physical deformity is given the opportunity to have a positive self-image, thereby enriching the lives of both the receiver and giver.
Fresh Start commits to long-term, comprehensive restorative surgery and care with every single one of our children. To help accomplish that goal, we host six Surgery Weekends annually where volunteer medical professionals transform the lives of children with deformities through reconstructive surgery. Dental Clinics serve children requiring more complex dental procedures outside the scope of a Surgery Weekend. Dental Clinics are held 13-14 times annually and serve 15-30 children at each Clinic with services ranging from restorative and orthodontic work done for children with cleft lip or palate to fillings and more basic care.