Reconstructive surgery can make the difference of a lifetime, often with just a
few hours of surgery. The result is permanent, immediate and dramatic.
The lives of children with deformities improve, and
as they do, so do the lives of their parents, who also were spurned because
of the deformities of their children or forced not to work because someone
had to stay home to care for their disfigured child. Men and women who
were disabled because of tragic burns and other accidents are given a
second chance through surgery and with it, the ability to work and support
their families again. The impact continues to ripple through their communities
and, indeed, through their countries, as more and more citizens are able to
contribute to society.
From its beginnings more than 40 years ago, ReSurge International has
been a pioneer in the field of reconstructive surgery—delivering an ever-expanding
continuum of care to the poor in remote regions of the world. Currently, 95,000 free surgeries have been provided. Children and adults—and their families—have been profoundly changed by their contact with our