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fresh start


Fresh Start is one of the most devoted nonprofit organizations for children. We host six Surgery Weekends annually where volunteer medical professionals transform the lives of children with deformities through reconstructive surgery. Dental Clinics serve children requiring more complex dental procedures outside the scope of a Surgery Weekend. Dental Clinics are held 13-14 times annually and serve 15-30 children at each Clinic with services ranging from restorative and orthodontic work done for children with cleft lip or palate to fillings and more basic care.

Fresh Start’s one-of-a-kind comprehensive approach to medical treatments also includes Laser Clinics and a Speech Therapy Clinic – all of our complementary medical treatments are provided to patients during the interim between Surgery Weekends or on the Sunday of a Surgery Weekend. Our Laser Clinics treat patients afflicted with deformities such as port wine stain and burns and also reduces the appearance of scars created by reconstructive surgery. Many of the children we serve with craniofacial disorders, such as cleft lip and palate, require speech therapy in order to regain their ability to speak audibly and correctly.

Fresh Start patients often require extensive follow up and years of surgeries and medical services until the best medical outcome has been reached. Fresh Start maintains long-term medical relationships with patients and follow-up surgeries – our average cleft lip and palate patient, for example, requires seven years of dental care and approximately 49 treatments until the best possible medical outcome has been reached.





The South African Association of Audiologists (SAAA) is an interest group originally formed by South African Audiologists in private practice, but since 2002, SAAA also represents and is supported by South African Audiologists employed in all fraternities.

The aim and purpose of SAAA is to develop and promote AUDIOLOGY to the public, medical and educational fraternities and other related healthcare professions. In the quest to promote AUDIOLOGY and in striving towards professional service excellence, SAAA actively liaises with statutory institutions e.g. HPCSA, medical aids, related professional associations /bodies etc.

In addition, SAAA works towards continuing the academic and professional development of its members. SAAA is the one organization in South Africa that represents all Audiologists and our profession of Audiology. This is therefore why SAAA needs you, and you need it.






Look At Us is singularly focused on the physical and emotional well being of children and young adults suffering from craniofacial disorders. Education, advocacy and support (including financial assistance to disadvantaged families) are the three pillars upon which LAU is built, and we will be an ever-present voice shining a bright light on craniofacial differences. Whether funding reconstructive surgeries domestically and abroad, providing medical devices – like hearing aids – to kids in need, or helping families touched by craniofacial issues navigate the seemingly uncertain roads ahead of them, LAU will remain an invaluable resource and hub of inspiration, empowerment and hope.




ear community


Ear Community is a charitable organization, under the wing of the Broomfield Community Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Ear Community helps children and adults who are born with Microtia and Atresia (when someone is born missing one or both of their ears and without an ear canal(s) resulting in hearing loss).   Ear Community’s board of directors may include members who were born with Microtia and Atresia, who have loved ones who were born with Microtia and Atresia, or who simply would like to be a part of our community and show support for the Microtia and Atresia community.




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