A boy named Daniel experienced a traumatic dog attack that left his face scarred. Due to financial hardship, his family was unable to get him proper medical treatment. Fortunately, Daniel was referred to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts – a San Diego-based charity with the mission to provide no-cost surgical and health care services to children who have been affected by physical deformities.
Today, Daniel is almost completely recovered thanks to free reconstructive surgeries provided by the volunteers at Fresh Start. Daniel’s story is just one of thousands. Since Fresh Start Surgical Gifts started 25 years ago, it has treated over 7,000 patients and has donated over $31,000,000 in surgical-related services.