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From Heartbreak to Wholeness

Why are we here? Because for many children in Latin America, we are the difference between poor health, disfigurement and social ostracism, versus a healthy, happy and productive life.

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Our International Impact

Each year, Austin Smiles performs several one-week medical missions in Latin America. The mission team consists of medical volunteers and volunteers who provide translation, administrative and technical support. In one week, Austin Smiles will on average change the lives of 60 children per trip.

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What is Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate?

Why don’t more people in the U.S. know about these disfiguring, debilitating but normally treatable birth defects? Our society has had the means and the will to ensure that nearly every child affected by them gets treatment. But where we take our medical missions, that isn’t the case. Learn more about orofacial clefts, and the physical, emotional and social burdens they impose.

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Austin Smiles is dedicated to helping children in need of cleft lip and palate repairs, in both Central Texas and Latin America, empowering children and their families with the ability to heal both physically and emotionally.

Austin Smiles is dedicated to helping children in need of cleft lip and palate repairs, in both Central Texas and Latin America, empowering children and their families with the ability to heal both physically and emotionally.

A Word From Our Team

  • What Makes You Smile?

    My children's smiles; happy patients; babies; sunshine; flowers; my sweetheartPaula Richards
  • What Makes You Smile?

    seeing other people smileAnabelle Pena
  • What Makes You Smile?

    Helping, children, family, caringCecilia Canales