Beverly Hills, CA (PressExposure) June 11, 2009 -- DrS. Kami Parsa, Jay Calvert, and Andrew P. Ordon announce the formation of Surgical Friends Foundation, a worldwide, not-for-profit, charitable organization of volunteers working to provide reconstructive surgery and quality medical care to people living painful lives due to physical deformities.
As renowned plastic surgeons with sub-specialty expertise, they are well suited to perform these life-altering surgeries. It is this unprecedented unification of each surgeon's sub-specialty expertise that enables the trio to deliver results in difficult, life-threatening functional reconstructive cases previously considered in-operatable. Their vast network of resources includes Fortune 500 company CEOs, high-profile actors, motion picture and television producers, as well as, a respected network of philanthropists and physicians.
Surgical Friends foundation's mission is to unite philanthropists, reconstructive surgeons, and the patients that need surgery but cannot afford it, due to lack of access or financial difficulties. The foundation's response to the lack of healthcare in developing countries and even in our own nation, where it is estimated 45 million Americans have no coverage, is outlined in their three initial cases.
EYES WIDE SHUT: Elena only wants to close her eyes to sleep: ELENA, a 22-year-old female from the Republic of Moldova (formerly Romania), was born with an oculofacial deformity that has left her with severe physical and emotional scars. After having had six surgeries in Europe she was told there was nothing more that could be done. In addition to her facial deformity she has problems closing her eyes completely and breathing through her nose. She is currently in Los Angeles and scheduled for surgery at the Surgical Friends Beverly Hills facilities mid June.
SEARCH FOR ANDRESSA: Surgeons' passion takes form of international quest
ANDRESSA is a seven-year-old Brazilian girl with fibrous dysplasia whose bones in her face have become so large that her poverty stricken father is using her severe disfigurement as a source of income by begging on the streets. At this time he is not consenting to her having surgery. Abnormal bone growth in the face prevents her from being able eat or speak normally. If no surgery is performed she will not survive more than a few years. Dr. Parsa will be traveling to Brazil this summer to locate the young girl and plead with the family to release her to the foundation for the life saving surgeries she'll need.