Creating Smiles, Improving Lives

Always Time For Care

Always Time To Care

Thirteen-year-old Carlos Vicente, with his father, Emilio, waits in the triage room just prior to his transfer to OR3 for primary palate surgery, to be performed by Dr. David Wainwright and plastic surgery fellow Dr. Erika Sato.

Carlos underwent a cleft lip repair at age two. His father learned only a month ago that palate surgery is even possible. In the minutes before his transfer to the OR, Carlos, in the arms of his dad, smiled and said, “I’m hungry! Hurry up!”

Photo by Dr. Syboney Zapata

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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Austin Smiles goes on 2-3 medical mission trips annually

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

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