Medical Mission Trip Sponsorships

Each medical mission trip provides surgical and post-surgical care at no cost for 50+ children born with cleft lip and/or palate. Austin Smiles serves predominantly lower-income children with cleft lip and/or palate in Central Texas and Latin America. Thanks to people like you, together we can Create Smiles and Improve Lives.

Providing a Continuum of Care

Contrary to popular belief, children who are born with cleft lip and/or palate may need multiple surgeries and services in their adolescence depending on the severity of their cleft. Although the first surgery on the lip is the most visibly transformational, a continuum of care is necessary to keep children healthy as they grow. Early surgeries focus on mitigating or eliminating the associated fundamental eating, hearing, breathing, and speech problems. Into adulthood, children born with cleft lip and palate may need further dental care, palate revisions, jaw surgery, rhinoplasty’s, or other secondary operations.

Providing a Continuum of Care

Contrary to popular belief, children who are born with cleft lip and/or palate may need multiple surgeries and services in their adolescence depending on the severity of their cleft. Although the first surgery on the lip is the most visibly transformational, a continuum of care is necessary to keep children healthy as they grow. Early surgeries focus on mitigating or eliminating the associated fundamental eating, hearing, breathing, and speech problems. Into adulthood, children born with cleft lip and palate may need further dental care, palate revisions, jaw surgery, rhinoplasty’s, or other secondary operations.

Now more than ever, Austin Smiles is in need of sustainable mission trip funding. Additional COVID safety protocol has added unexpected expenses to our trips including PPE, patient rapid COVID testing, vaccinations, and more. Learn more about how you can help fund a medical mission trip below.

How You Can Help Internationally

El Salvador, February 19th – February 26th, 2022
Guatemala, September 24th – October 1st, 2022

 

 

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$1000

Provides a life-changing surgery & care for 4 children

  • Logo recognition in promotional
    mission trip video
  • Featured in Newsletter as mission
    trip Sponsor
  • Logo recognition on all promotional
    materials
  • Social Media recognition
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$500

Provides a life-changing surgery & care for 2 children

  • Featured in Newsletter as mission
    trip Sponsor
  • Logo recognition on all promotional
    materials
  • Social Media recognition

Thank You to Our Medical Mission Sponsors! 

 

Sponsor an upcoming medical mission trip and profoundly change the lives of children in need!

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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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About Cleft Lip and Palate

Learn more about the needs of children born with this condition

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Volunteer with Us!

Check out the many ways you can get involved with Austin Smiles

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Our Medical Mission

Austin Smiles goes on 2-3 medical mission trips annually