Creating Smiles, Improving Lives

Images of our week

As we say adios to El Salvador, until the next time, here are a few memories of our week.

silly silly laughing

When things get crazy – sometimes you just have to laugh about it!

headgear  standing on coke can

Appearances can be deceiving…

skylineView from the city with Boquerón Volcano in the background left

  hand holding leg  recovery room

Caring is why we are here.  Teamwork is why we are good at it.

Mom and Juling  Mom and Juling1

This patient’s mother was emotional as she thanked Dr. Ong for what he did for her son.  And yes, all the nurses around the bed are crying.

baby feet

The children of El Salvador and the volunteers from Austin Smiles thank you for your support of this important work.  There is more to be done and we will be back.


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

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