Fresh Start is a San Diego regional, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with deformities transform their lives through long-term reconstructive surgery and ongoing care. 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.
“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
With 25 years of transforming the lives of our patients and volunteers, these are only a few of our accomplishments: