Scars of all kinds, both the seen and the unseen

Dr. Henri P. Gaboriau has a long history of medical humanitarian activities including work at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at La Rabta Hospital in Tunis, Tunisia; and community service at the Indian Health Services on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. He is also a participant in the Faces of Honor program through the AAFPRS, providing free surgical services for America's armed forces veterans.

A strong proponent of community involvement, Dr. Gaboriau is past President of the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Sammamish.

But most recently, Dr. Gaboriau is co-founder and president of the non-profit Face, Heart & Mind Foundation™ formerly known as"Heart 2 Heart".

The Face, Heart and Mind Foundationis dedicated to the compassionate care of the victims of child abuse. The Foundation provides resources to help heal the hidden wounds and to erase the visible signs of child abuse scarring, disfigurement, and malformation due to neglect.

In the United States a case of child abuse is reported every 10 seconds. Each day more than four children die from child abuse. Seventy-nine percent of these children are under the age of four. Forty-four percent of these children are under the age of one. Child abuse and neglect is the highest single cause of death of children under the age of four.…What happens to the survivors? 

Founded by Dr. Henri P. Gaboriau, Director of the Gaboriau Center for Plastic Surgery and Jim Silsby, Director of Development for Boys and Girls Town of Missouri in 2001, the Face, Heart and Mind Foundation provides reconstructive plastic surgery and mental health counseling to children without access to the resources necessary for physical and psychological recovery. The purpose of the Face, Heart and Mind Foundation is to provide the comprehensive healing experience necessary for victims of abuse to live a full, happy and productive life. The Face, Heart and Mind Foundationis the only program that offers children this kind of help.

“Whenever someone would ask me how I got the scar, I was ashamed and very emotional. I became very shy. I felt like a brand new person after the surgery was complete.” –Wilhelmina Stewart, Auburn, WA

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