Day 2- The Day of clinic

81 registered patients with 56 evaluated.. Austin Smiles and It’s medical team will operate on 12 patients a day! October 14, 2018 7 AM arrival The Austin Smiles Team Joins the Centro Moore Hospital and Shalom Foundation team! Hooray….. Upon entering the hospital Kristina Kennedy- Photographer – Met her first patient from November 2013 Abner! He was 16 yrs old in 2013 and today he is giving back by volunteering! Isn’t he handsome! Abner is pictured above in 2013 with Beaux Theriot a very special donor for Austin Smiles. LOVE for repurposed art and Abner and Kris special bond! The Team has been briefed and toured he now we begin setting up for the week. Two young sweet volunteers from Guatemala Elena and Andrea! The assessments begin with our medical team! Speech Pathologist- Julie with Carolina -volunteer , interpreter , and face painter! Anesthesia in Action!

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Day 1

By Suzanne Chandler. Today October 13th, 2018 begins the 8h trip of Austin Smiles Medical mission of creating smiles and improving lives. The Austin Plastic Surgeon Foundation will assess 100 or so children with cleft lip/palate and craniofacial anomalies and will provide approximately 60 surgeries this week. We have about  21 licensed medical professionals and 9 non-licensed volunteers that make up this team. The team includes board certified plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, speech pathologist,  surgical nurses, recovery nurses, surgical technologist and of course photographers, bloggers and logistic volunteers who volunteer their time generously for this exceptional mission. Each volunteer raises a sponsorship fee to cover their expenses. Thanks to all who have donated to this mission! We have arrived at our destination! Stay tuned.  

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