Mission and Vision
Transforming Lives Since 1991
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts transforms the lives of disadvantaged children and young people with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of a fresh start.
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a national nonprofit for children that transforms the lives of patients through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services, at no cost whatsoever to patients.
We have recently opened an office in San Antonio after partnering with University Health. We are reaching out to stakeholders and organizations in the region to educate them on our offering and to connect with those in need of our services, described further here:
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.
Dental Clinic: (not yet available in San Antonio)
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.
APPLY TO BECOME A FRESH START PATIENT THROUGH THE 'ABOUT' PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE.
Every day, our mission at Fresh Start comes to life and we change the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical & cosmetic deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, disease or abuse through the gift of reconstructive and plastic surgery. Whether it’s a cleft lip palate or scar created by abuse or burns, we can help perform these surgeries and many more. Every child receives the highest quality medical care, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Accepting applications from across the US, families never receive a bill for treatment.
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' application process includes questions asking if you are uninsured, under-insured, or would face significant financial hardship if you had to pay for your medical treatments.
While the majority of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts’ patients are uninsured, we also treat patients that were denied insurance coverage for their condition, or who cannot afford to pay for the many follow-up surgeries and treatments that their condition may require. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts’ application process includes information on your insurance coverage as well as your income-level to ensure that you fall within our guidelines.