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444 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
United States

844-374-5437

Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation provides no-cost medical treatment to children with physical deformities through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related medical care.

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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.

PATIENT SPOTLIGHT: ALIYA

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Aliya and stakeholders at May 2018 Surgery Weekend

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.

Thank you for EVERYTHING you have done! This will truly give her a FRESH START!  I believe that having a strong, healthy confidence in oneself helps makes a strong and healthy person. I also believe that one's confidence can really make or break the whole school experience, and everyone knows that one's school experience helps set the pace for adulthood. [The surgery received] really changed Aliya's life for the better. Again, thank you for everything you have done. Thank you for everything you and everyone at Fresh Start do every day for all the kids. It truly is life-changing work. God bless you.