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Harsh – The Joyful Smile

Niraj and his wife Nilam were shocked to learn their growing baby had a cleft lip during a routine ultrasound. At their home in Lakhimpur, Assam, the couple spent weeks worried and wondering how to care fora baby with this condition. The first time when they heard about it in the hospital waiting area, they […]

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Gift of blooming smile

“For attractive lips, Speak words of kindness”. Wait, it sounds great. Imagine a baby ten months old with a smile that can wrap around the sun and a scream that can break the heart of even the most wicked person on earth. But, just as the moon has scars, so does this epitome of innocence. […]

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Every smile has a story!

Mahi, a 7-month-old child from Karimganj, Assam, was a tiny and vulnerable baby. She was born with a cleft palate, which caused her to have difficulty breathing, feeding, and hearing. Anup and Mangala were both ecstatic because this would be their first child. They were pleased with the possibility of having a child and overjoyed […]

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Agartala Mission – A daring mission amidst Covid to bring 51 Smiles

This time we are going to share our experience during our Tripura Mission. Our medical mission in Tripura was organised in partnership with the Tripura Medical College and Hospital and organised at Dr BRAM Teaching Hospital of Tripura Medical College, Tripura. Four days between 21st to 25th April 2021, we screened 60 children born with […]

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Story of a Dream

Jahnabi is a six-month-old brave little girl born in Kamrup, Assam. Her parents had anxiously awaited the birth of their only child. But, little did they knew that Jahnabi would be born with cleft lip. Her parents were proud of their first child irrespective of her condition. But still, they would have anxiety on their […]

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Shoham’s Journey of Smile

Soham’s parents, who live in Dibrugarh, Assam, were expecting their second child. When Shoham’s father Mohanjyoti took him in his arms, his heart filled with emotions like any other father. The baby was lovely, and their anxieties of what others thought of them faded away. He was their child, and in their eyes, he was perfect. […]

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Down the Memory Lane – My First Mission

It all began in December 2000 when Kathy Magee, Co-Founder of Operation Smile Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, USA, visited Manipal University at the invitation of Dr Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor, Manipal University. Dr Bill Magee and Kathy Magee had been introduced earlier to Dr Ramdas Pai by a common friend in Washington DC. In a way, […]

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A Responsible Brother

The show of responsibility of a brother, who is also of tender age, to correct his sibling’s cleft moved our entire team. Sarvanan is a ten-year-old boy of a needy family who lives in a village in the kalakuruchi district of Tamil Nadu. He is the fourth of the seven children of his family. He […]

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Aspiration to become an ONGC Officer

Manasjyoti is from Sivsagar of Assam. He is now eleven years of age and studies in the fourth standard. He is very good at singing. Like every normal boy, he dreams of making it big and becoming an ONGC officer one day. But his facial deformities came in the way of his dreams. Manashjyoti suffered […]

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Sumona Receives a Gift of Smile

Sumona had been born with a cleft lip. Her deformity had left her parents and extended family in shock. No one in their family had ever had a disfigurement like this. Everyone worried that this could never be cured. Their small village in Uluberia seemed like a prison of nightmares for the little girl growing […]

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IN Conversation with our Former Patients

We are obliged to our donors to present the authentic story of our work and its impact on the patients and their caregivers’ lives. Hence, we have brought up the survey where we questioned the former patients and have gained insights into some vital statistics regarding the care and treatment extended by Mission Smile to […]

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A FEATHER ON OUR CAP- MISSION SMILE WINS ICC SOCIAL IMPACT AWARDS

  A Recognition that too at the National level boosts our spirit and encourages us to take it to the next level. We are grateful to our donors for being with us throughout. The Indian Chamber of Commerce recognised Mission Smile as a leading Healthcare provider NGO. The recognition came through the ICC Social Impact […]

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