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Representative from Fresh Start at a TrueCare screening clinic.
Dec 15, 2023

ABC 10 News – The Gift of Surgery

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and TrueCare have partnered to host screening clinics that provide free medical evaluations for low-income children in need of reconstructive surgery and corrective medical care.

The partnership between Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and TrueCare represents a shared commitment to making health care comprehensive, accessible, and inclusive. TrueCare’s dedication to ensuring everyone in the region’s diverse communities has access to health care aligns perfectly with Fresh Start’s mission to transform the lives of disadvantaged children. By joining forces, these organizations aim to reach even more children in need and provide them with life-changing medical care and support.

“We are overjoyed to team up with TrueCare, a true champion in breaking down barriers to healthcare,” said Michelle Pius, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts’ Chief Development Officer & Global Partnerships. “With their invaluable support, we are thrilled to extend our reach to children in need of a medical transformation and bring even more smiles to the faces of the children we help through these screening clinics. Together, we are making dreams come true for these children, offering them a brighter and healthier future with this fresh start.”

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and TrueCare believe that every child deserves a fresh start, regardless of their socioeconomic background, insurance status or income. This partnership exemplifies their commitment to making this vision a reality.

“Our partnership with Fresh Start Surgical Gifts stems from our shared belief in equal healthcare for all no matter what it takes, and these screening clinics will help families find the care they need for their child,” said Sonia Gonzalez, Director of Community Engagement at TrueCare. “Together with Fresh Start, we’re opening our doors to provide a unique opportunity for life-changing care for children in need in our communities, and ensuring they feel welcomed, valued, and healthy from the inside out.”

Since 1991, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts has been dedicated to improving the lives of children. They have successfully helped over 8,900 children by hosting twelve surgery weekends per year. The organization’s impact extends across multiple regions in the U.S., with its headquarters based in San Diego and additional locations in Chicago and now San Antonio. Fresh Start continues to accept applications on an ongoing basis, providing children the opportunity to receive care in San Diego, San Antonio, or Chicago.

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