Creating Smiles, Improving Lives

Shared Language

Shared Language

In the hallway that connects the overnight rooms, the pharmacy, the triage room and other vital areas of the Moore Pediatric Surgery Center, Guatemalan medical resident Erick Cotoc (center) consults with Austin Smiles pre-op/triage nurse Carrie Bailey and anesthesiologist Dr. Stan Eckert.

Communication and cooperation are vital to the mission. Many of the mission participants are bilingual. Others are not. When a communication barrier arises, one of the many on-site translators will facilitate the interaction.

Photo by Kris Kennedy

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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