PLASTICOS FOUNDATION is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing
life changing plastic surgery for children correcting birth defects, congenital
malformations and traumatic disfigurements of those at home and around
the world unable to afford these services. The Foundation is nonprofit,
nonpolitical, and nonreligious.
Frequently, children born so afflicted are feared, shunned, or ostracized
by cultures that may interpret these maladies as God’s punishment,
the result of malevolent spirits, a curse, or the deserved result of karma.
It is a common belief in many of these cultures that bad luck will befall
those exposed to these children. Thus, afflicted members and their families
living in poverty resign themselves to the pain and shame that accompany
Many of these children are essentially housebound, tucked away from the
public eye and are not allowed to become a functioning part of their society.
Foundation volunteers specializing in pediatric plastic surgery travel
on medical missions to underdeveloped countries to help reshape the lives
of these children.
Learn more about the Plasticos Foundation