Creating Smiles, Improving Lives

Must be love!

It is easy to fall in love with the babies and children that are being treated by the Austin Smiles team. Here are a few that we are loving this week.

Ximena is 12 months old and charming is the only word to describe her.


Maritsa was dressed in a precious denim dress and a beautiful smile.

Maritsa     Maritsa2 copy

Mauricio enjoyed the stuffed animal provided by the many supporters of Austin Smiles – including Maily Wilson’s Brownie troop in Austin TX!

Mauricio   Mauricio2

Mateo was here last year for his first surgery.  This year he played with a balloon while waiting, and received a follow up operation yesterday.   Smiles volunteers gave out bubbles and coloring books as well to keep the children busy.

Mateo   volunteers

Three-month-old Taylor quickly became a bright-eyed favorite.   His parents Elizabeth and Phillipe have used a special bottle with a different nipple to enable him to take a bottle with his cleft lip.

Triage  waiting

calling    dad kissing baby

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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