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The Fresh Start Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego is a state-of-the-art Craniofacial Kid’s Center which opened in 2009. This 7,800 sq. ft. charity for kid’s facility, the brain child and passion of the late Dennis Nigro, M.D, F.A.C.S. and Steven R. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S., has 22 pre- and post-operative patient rooms.

This remarkable collaboration between Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Rady Children’s Hospital took over 10 years to complete and the Fresh Start Clinic is truly symbolic of how organizations dedicated to healthy children can break down walls and find common ground up.

The Fresh Start Clinic has allowed Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to increase its patient base while simultaneously having on hand some of the top medical professionals in pediatric care from Rady Children’s Hospital. Instead of traveling abroad to treat children, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts now offers children the best medical care available at the Fresh Start Clinic in San Diego.

If you are interested in donating to the Fresh Start Clinic, visit our Naming Opportunities page or simply Donate Now.

Fresh Start has teamed up the Plastic Surgery Foundation to open offices in Chicago. We have formed a collaboration with University of Chicago: Comer Children’s Hospital to offer our services in the Midwest as well. With this new location we are able to expand our patient base, outreach, and are closer to accomplishing our goal of ensuring that every child born with a deformity receive quality healthcare. Patient applications for this location should be submitted directly to the Chicago site.

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