Creating Smiles, Improving Lives

The Kindness Of Strangers, Now Friends

The Kindness Of Strangers, Now Friends

On Tuesday morning, Austin Smiles volunteer Beau Theriot holds six-month-old Nathaly Muralles just before she enters triage in the hour before her cleft lip repair in OR2, with Dr. Wilder. After hosting the recent “Wish Upon A Smile” annual fundraiser at his home in Austin, Beau decided to volunteer his efforts in an even more personal way. Since arriving on Sunday, he’s been busy comforting children, speaking with parents and generally helping in any way possible.

“She’s such a beautiful little girl,” he says of his friend Nathaly. “She’s so happy.”

Photo by Kris Kennedy

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