Successful Mission at Kottayam

  At 8am in the morning there was a short Mission  inaugural ceremony held. Mrs. Remy Thomas Muthoot, CEO, Automotive Divison, Muthoot Pappachan Group and State Chairperson Indian Women Network, Kerala and wife of the Executive Director Mt. Thomas Muthoot graced the occasion with her presence. A short prayer was held at the start, followed by a short speech by Mrs. Muthoot addressed to the team of Operation Smile, staff of the life Brigade Hospital where the mission is being held and the lighting of the traditional lamp.   Mrs. Muthoot also spent some time with our patients in the[…]

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Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre participated in 1st Global Exhibition in Services

The Operation Smile Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre participated in the prestigious 1st Global Exhibition on Services held in Pragati Maidan from April 23-25, 2015. Organised by the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), the exhibition  strived to showcase the best of services available in India with the objective of promoting export of these services to other countries of the world. The sectors in focus were Health, Education, Logistics, Tourism, IT and Infrastructure.   The Exhibition was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri[…]

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Message from Donor – Mr. Rajindar Khosla

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa. It was by accident that I became aware of Operation Smile India. A friend casually mentioned how he was helping in bringing smiles to innocent faces. We saw the good work they were doing and I and two of my friends decided to lend our support. Anupam informed me about plans for the Kolkata mission and also informed me that they were short of sponsors for 60 children out of 100 surgeries that were planned. I spoke to my friends and we decided to sponsor[…]

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A SMILE Changed her life

Ever since Rikta was born to their family, the happiness was missing as Rikta was born with Cleft lip and Cleft palate. The pain of being born with deformity was known to Rikta’s mother as she was also affected with polio. But she and her husband always wanted to see Rikta smiling and also to lead a normal and happy life. When Mission Smile conducted its first medical mission in Bolpur, West Bengal in the year 2005, Rikta came to the mission site with her family to attend the screening and was found fit for surgery. Before the surgery she was not able to[…]

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Smile Miracle – KOLKATA MISSION, May 2015

Ronik Ghosh the only child of Manik Ghosh and Sutapa Ghosh.  He was born with both cleft lip and cleft palate. His father works as a farmer in the Nadia district of West Bengal and his monthly income is around Rs. 2500. When Ronik was born, everybody in the family was very worried since it was the first time a baby with a cleft lip and palate was born in the family. Ronik’s mother, the 19-year-old Sutapa Ghosh was very depressed and she often used to cry and blame her ill fate for the oral malformations of her son. Ronik[…]

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Bringing Finest and safest Cleft Surgery to India

Dr David Fisher, MD, FRCSC, FACS The Hospital for Sick Children Medical Director and Plastic Surgeon Cleft Lip and Palate Program Plastic Surgeon Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dr. Fisher is certified in both general and plastic surgery. He is a paediatric plastic surgeon, whose practice focuses in the care of children with cleft lip and palate and microtia. Dr. Fisher is the Medical Director of The Hospital for Sick Children’s multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate Program. Along with other members of the division, he also staffs the Northern Cleft Clinics in Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie, which[…]

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