How Rishi’s Surgery Changed His Mother’s Life

Rishi Bordoloi from the interiors of the Morigaon district of Assam is our Child of May. Rishi’s background story reflected the non-medical problems of having a child with cleft deformity. When Rishi’s parents visited us on 15th May, we met a nine-month old boy who was friendly but at the same time experiencing the challenges of cleft. While interviewing the family, we came to know about the hardships Anupama (Rishi’s mother) faced being the mom of a cleft child. She confided she and the family had to face ‘embarrassment’ upon his birth. ‘Cleft’ had made the family cut off all[…]

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Mission Smile Completes 2 Years of Partnership with the Govt. of Tripura

We’re happy to announce that on 6th June 2017, Mission Smile has completed two years of successful partnership with the Government of Tripura.   Our partnership with Tripura, the third smallest state of India, however started long before the MoU was officially signed with the Govt. of Tripura on 7th June 2015. In fact, our partnership with Tripura dates back to September 2013 when, for the first time, 14 patients from Tripura found their way to the Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre. To our GC4 team in Guwahati, it didn’t matter whether Mission Smile was in partnership with Tripura or[…]

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The Life Changing Story of Father and Daughter from Vadodara Mission

A smiling child brings smile to the faces of his/her parents. But what if the innocent smiles get eclipsed by cleft lip and cleft palate? All the aspirations of the parents surrounding their child can seem like a distant dream! We met Pradeep Yadav, a 30 year old man, during our Vadodara Mission who was suffering from the very visible deformity of cleft since birth. After being interviewed by Krishna Shah, our volunteer, we came to know about the hardships and challenges that Pradeep faced all throughout his childhood. Due to poverty and unavailability of proper help and guidance, he[…]

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