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Fresh Start Provides Life-Changing Surgeries and Medical Care to Children in Need

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Transform the Life
of a Child in Need

Providing life-changing
reconstructive surgeries since 1991

Every Dollar Counts

100% of all financial contributions go directly toward patients

World-Class Surgeons
and Medical Teams

Committed to the best possible outcome, no matter how long it takes

No Family Left Behind

No family has ever received a bill and never will



Transforming Lives Since 1991

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a national nonprofit organization for children that 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, at no cost whatsoever to patients.

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Surgery Weekend:
Surgery Weekends happen multiple times per year when Fresh Start’s vision comes to life and we provide children with the expert medical care they need.

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Dental & Orthodontic Clinic:
Dental & Orthodontic Clinics provide dental care and comprehensive orthodontic care for the surgical patients.

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Support Services:
Fresh Start offers a range of services to ensure that every child receives high-quality, personalized care until the best possible outcome has been achieved.


Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Has Been Transforming Lives Since 1991

100% of contributions go directly to medical programs

Surgeries & Related Treatments
Value of Donated Medical Care

Join Us and Help Us Transform Lives

Every Day, Our Mission Comes to Life

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Whether it’s a cleft lip palate or scar created by abuse or burns, we can help perform these reconstructive surgeries and many more for children. Every child receives the highest quality medical care, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Accepting applications from children from across the US, families never receive a bill for treatment.

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Fresh Start’s comprehensive, personalized, and long-term medical care will empower our patients to become healthy, confident, and productive adults. Sponsoring a child through our charity is the most powerful way you can help a child. 100% of contributions to our children’s charity go directly to medical programs for children.

Fresh Start Volunteer Surgical team

Volunteer Team

With a team of world-renowned surgeons, our children’s charity volunteer team donates their time and talent to helping our kids and essentially changing their lives through countless volunteer hours of consulting and performing surgeries.

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