Local Nonprofit Fresh Start Collaborates with Chicano Federation

| August 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

Children with physical deformities are facing a new future with corrective surgery.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a local nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens with physical deformities through the gift of reconstructive surgery and other healthcare services, has announced a strategic collaboration with the Chicano Federation, one of San Diego’s leading social service agencies that provides empowering opportunities for our diverse community.

The collaboration was created in an effort to expand outreach to families with cosmetic and physical deformities throughout the county and are in need of medical care. Fresh Start has provided over $39 million worth of free reconstructive surgery and ongoing care, and treats conditions that cause low-self esteem among children, including but not limited to: scars or birthmarks, misshapen ears and Strabismus (crossed eyes). Fresh Start is currently accepting San Diego children into its medical program with no waitlist.

“We’re committed to strengthening our community by providing gifts of transformation for kids with physical deformities,” said Fresh Start CEO Shari Brasher. “We’ve entered this collaboration with the Chicano Federation to reach even more qualifying families in the local area and provide them with the care they deserve.”

The Chicano Federation provides child education, health and nutrition, and housing programs to more than 8,000 San Diegans annually; 7,000 of them are children enrolled in its child education and nutrition programs.

The collaboration unites two organizations with a mutual purpose to transform lives.

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