Cleft Lip & Palate | Cleft lip treatment in India | Mission Smile

Mission Smile’s 17000th Smile Story from the North East

Longbir Ingti Kathar from Assam was our 17000th smile baby from the Northeast. Born with bilateral cleft lips, Longbir’s congenital facial deformity shocked even his parents. It was in fact a heartbreaking sight for the couple. It was the first time they had ever seen a cleft baby. The entire village converged upon their home […]

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Little Miriam Has Finally Recovered

Remember Miriam? About a year ago, we had introduced you to the little girl.  She was only three years of age then. But despite her tender age, she bore fathomless pain since birth. One eye was completely blind, and the other eye had a defect. This went with severe cleft lip and palate deformities. The non-cooperation […]

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After 45 Long Years of Cleft, Shanti Smiles Again!

Shanti, a middle-aged lady from Assam, has a story to tell as no others have come across. Her 45-year-long wait for transformation from cleft to smile reinstates faith in humanity.  It  reiterates more the saying, “patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” Born with a bilateral cleft, Shanti has spent years of isolation and […]

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We’re Going Extra Miles to Get Ummera Her Smile Back!

When life closes a door, it usually opens a window. Ummera’s condition has inspired us to go the extra miles to open the window of opportunity she was searching for. Her case is one of the most challenging facial deformities we ever witnessed. It’s not just a cleft lip or palate occurring in a child we’re […]

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‘A Mile for Smile’ Walkathon Raises Cleft Awareness in the City of Joy

We organized the ‘A Mile for Smile’ Walkathon in Kolkata on 17th March 2019, at Red Road (near Brigade parade ground). This was to mark the completion of our 100th Mission. We completed the delivery of over 38000 cleft surgeries to children across the nation, The event got a wide promotion across the city through on-ground activation […]

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IOCL & Mission Smile’s Partnership Gifts 300 Smiles In Assam & Meghalaya

Mission Smile had entered into a partnership with IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.). This was to restructure 300 smiles of patients with cleft deformities in Assam & Meghalaya in November 2018. Under this agreement, IOCL supported 50% of the cost. The other 50% of the price was borne by Assam and Meghalaya Governments under the […]

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4th Free Cleft Surgery Mission in Puducherry Gifts 48 Smiles

Our Mission in Puducherry was organised in partnership with the Muthoot Pappachan Foundation (CSR arm of Muthoot Fincorp Ltd.). This was between 24th and 27th February 2019 at New Medical Centre, Puducherry. It delivered free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to the children and young adults of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu.  This was the […]

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Chief Minister of Assam Visits Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, visited Mission Smile’s Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4). This was at MMC Hospital, Guwahati on 20th February 2019. He interacted with patients undergoing treatment at GC4.  After that, he congratulated our team and conveyed his best wishes for our continued success. Here are glimpses from his […]

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Vadodara Mission Gifts 49 Smiles In 3 Days!

We organised our first mission of 2019 at ISHA Hospital in Vadodara from 19th -25th January. This was in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation. It turned out to be a big success. It gave us the perfect start to 2019 – activity-filled months ahead. The Vadodara mission was our 3rd mission at our partner hospital […]

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Comprehensive Care Transforms Aman’s Life

Superstitions associated with cleft make life difficult not only for a child born with Cleft but also for his/her parents. Aman’s story is a perfect example of this. Aman’s family belongs to an Assamese community that are highly superstitious. When Aman was born with a cleft lip deformity, his petrified mother had no clue how […]

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Surgery Gives Hasina her Confidence Back

Hasina, an eight-year-old girl from the northeast state of Meghalaya, was born with cleft lip and palate deformities. She is one of the twins born to parents Polen and Fatima. The other twin was hale and hearty and grew up. Naturally, cleft deformity restricted Hasina’s early days of development, needing a cleft lip repair. Hasina […]

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7 Years of Wait for His Smile

Amzad, a 7-year-old boy from Garo Hills in Meghalaya, was born with cleft lip and palate. His mother was shocked to find her first-born with a facial deformity she had never seen before. His mother had difficulty feeding the baby. As a result, the little one was deprived of necessary nutrients. As the years went by, […]

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