Aliya is a 10-year old girl who suffered from strabismus. Vision therapy and corrective glasses were attempted to correct her vision, but such attempts were unsuccessful. Her vision was adversely affected by her condition, which impaired her learning ability in school. As a result of her eye condition, she was subjected to teasing by her peers. Her school nurse, Beth L., referred her to Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation for surgery. On May 19, 2018, Aliya underwent strabismus repair surgery performed by Sarah M. Hilkert, MD, MPH, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual science and pediatrics at The University of Chicago Medicine, Comer Children’s Hospital. Aliya mother’s graciously provided the following note of appreciation for the surgical services her daughter received from Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation.
Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation transforms the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related medical care.
The foundation provides no-cost medical services to patients through Surgery Weekends and clinics. Medical services are donated by doctors, clinicians and other medical professionals.
All of the overhead and administrative expenses for the Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation are covered by Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, so that 100% of every donation directly benefits the medical needs of our patients.