Creating Smiles, Improving Lives

The Dr.Carlos Canseco Gonzales Foundation


The Dr.Carlos Canseco Gonzales Foundation has for several years played a key role in the success of Austin Smiles trips to Mexico.  Members of this small group (numbering only about eight) manage to perform mighty deeds. They provide meals and shelter for all the patients and their families. This year they paid for bus transportation for children who were coming from villages in the mountains and for nursing staff to cover the evenings when Austin Smiles medical staff return to the hotel to rest. These Foundation members quietly work behind the scenes to do things for us before we know we need them.

They named their organization after Dr. Gonzales because he was a world renowned Mexican physician and the first Mexican president of Rotary International.  He was a key figure in the international campaign to eradicate polio.


Foundation member Sra. Georgina Alonzo



Foundation members Benjamin Gomez and Efrén Rosas

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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