On November 14 the world lost one of its quiet, unsung heroes – Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet. In 2001, the World of Children recognized Dr. Dicksheet for his extraordinary lifetime commitment to children. Although paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, Dr. Dicksheet was able to overcome these challenges and use his amazing plastic surgery skills to correct the facial deformities of over 50,000 children in India, all for free. He performed surgeries so quickly and accurately that medical students would record them and play them back in full zoom and in slow motion. He never turned a child down, and he truly represented the standards of World of Children Honorees… he was dedicated to children, above reproach and performed a lifetime of sustainable work.
We are all diminished by his passing, but his legacy lives on in the thousands of children that he saved from a life of pain and ridicule. We will miss you, Dr. Dicksheet.
Dr. Harry Leibowitz
World of Children