Prior to the operation Katrina would try to hide her prominent ears with her hair. Her smile was missing and she was self-conscious. Today she is a happy, outgoing child with a new look on life — thanks to Kids with Confidence. Read More
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How Does It Work?
Individuals and organizations donate funds to the Delaware Community Foundation, which provides financial management for the Kids with Confidence program.
Children who might qualify for help through the program are identified by hospitals, community pediatricians, family physicians, or dentists. These professionals contact Kids with Confidence directly to discuss case-by-case eligibility. A local advisory board of health professionals and volunteers from the business community reviews the confidential submissions and makes recommendations.
Funds are then made available to the health care provider who will perform the procedure–for example, otoplasty to correct protruding ears or orthodontics for crooked teeth.
Who is Eligible?
- Children who live in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.