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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.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: MARKETTA OUTLAW, Cer.AT.

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We are delighted to introduce Marketta Outlaw, Cer.A.T. as a member of our volunteer team. She works for The University of Chicago Medicine and has been a Certified Anesthesia Technician for 13 years. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going to the movies, and spending time with her family.

Marketta became involved with Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation after learning about its mission. She says, “I have a special needs child, so I know how hard it can be to obtain health insurance and find the right doctors. Some people can’t afford to get surgery that people would deem elective, so it’s great that they are given this opportunity.”

Marketta’s role during Surgery Weekends in Chicago is instrumental to ensuring that surgeries run smoothly and efficiently. She says, “As an anesthesia technician, we come in early to make sure the anesthesia equipment is functioning properly prior to the start of the case. During the case, we assist the anesthesia team with IV placement and helping secure the airway.  We’re sometimes just an extra set of hands to get the case started properly.”

“I FEEL LIKE GIVING THESE CHILDREN ACCESS TO FREE SURGERIES IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME MIRACLE. THERE MAY BE A NUMBER OF REASONS [WHY] PEOPLE AREN’T ABLE TO HAVE THESE PROCEDURES ON THEIR OWN. THE FRESH START CARING FOR KIDS FOUNDATION IS GIVING FAMILIES A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE SOMETHING IN THEIR LIVES THAT THEY FELT WEREN’T EVEN A POSSIBILITY.”

Marketta recognizes the importance of the services provided by Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation and the organization’s ability to bridge the gap that exists in the healthcare system. Marketta says, “Sometimes we may feel things are out of control, but we never know who will step in to help us. It feels awesome to be a blessing to these families. They come and are so grateful and appreciative to have these surgeries. I just love to help in any way I can.”

On behalf of Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation and our patients, we are incredibly grateful to have Marketta Outlaw as a member of our team and an advocate for our organization.