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Mr. Neville Ching Visits Mission Smile

We are transparent in our operations and pride in sharing with our partners our pledge. Mr Neville Ching, accompanied by his wife Lucy and their two children, visited Mission Smile from 21st to 28th October 2019. They were keen to get a  first-hand experience of the transformation brought about by Mission Smile.  Mr Ching and […]

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NHM Uttarakhand and Mission Smile Sign MoU

National Health Mission (NHM) of Uttarakhand signed an  MoU with Mission Smile on 31.10.2019. The terms of this MoU states that NHM will henceforth refer all cleft patients to our outreach centre in AIIMS, Rishikesh.  NHM will identify the patients at the ground level through their RBSK (Rashtriya Bal Swathya Karyakram) teams and  refer them […]

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Bornali Gets Her Smile Back

  11-months-old Bornali Pegu belongs to a poor family of marginal businessmen from Jonai Village in the Dhemaji district of Assam. The birth of the little one was sad, not a joyous occasion for the family. When the family discovered that the child was born with a cleft lip and palate, they were shocked and […]

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4th Cleft Surgical Mission in Gulbarga Gifts 57 Smiles

The Fourth Cleft Surgical Mission took place at Gulbarga, Karnataka, From 21st to 25th  September 2019. In partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, Mission Smile reached out to the residents of Gulbarga. In fact, the goal was to put smiles back on the faces of at least 50 children. The  ESIC Medical College and Hospital was the venue […]

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A Life Restored A Hope Rekindled!

Mocking someone for their facial or physical deformity is a common social evil. Yet, one cannot escape the humiliation of having different looks. Unfortunately, such is our social scenario. Now imagine a kindergarten child being made fun of looking ‘different’ from the rest of his classmates! What impact would it have on the young mind? […]

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Talim Gets a New Life – A Journey from Cleft to Smile

Talim, a 2 year-5 months old boy born with cleft lip and palate, has a story to tell like no others! He belongs to an extremely poverty-stricken family from Nadia district. Both his parents are disabled since birth. While his mother is deaf and dumb, his father is lame. Thus, the family has no fixed […]

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Little Adrija Received Her Gift of Smile at KC4

Adrija, a 3-year-11-months old girl, was born with type 7 cleft. This is a rare type of cleft condition. Adrija belongs to a lower-middle-class family. Since birth, the girl child faced constant indifference and discrimination. Her grandmother held her mother responsible for giving birth to a child with cleft deformity. Yet, despite all the opposition […]

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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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