Creating Smiles, Improving Lives

A Family Tradition

PHOTO by Anneke Paterson

Long-time mission volunteer Joe Gomez has been providing his wisdom and guidance on “39 or 40” Austin Smiles trips. Joe translates, is an expert in logistics, and intuitively attends to the many details needed to make the mission run smoothly. We were all thrilled that Joe’s son, Anthony, was able to come on this mission, a great tribute to his father who has given so much to Austin Smiles.


Anthony and Joe

1 in 700 children are born with a cleft lip or palate

$250 covers the cost of one life-changing surgery

150 volunteers annually will change a child’s life forever

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Medical Mission Trips

Austin Smiles goes on 2-3 medical mission trips annually

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Our Local Services

Our local program support for children born with Cleft Lip and Palate in Texas

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