GC4 Archives - Mission Smile

The Transformation of Senrik’s Smile

It is a great experience to restore the beautiful smile of a child. For many children born with cleft lips and palate, Mission Smile had been a Messiah gifting them their cutest smiles. Such is the story of Senrik. Senrik came to us when he was just a year old. His two elder brothers had […]

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Mrinmoy’s Tale of Transformation

We continue our persistent efforts to bring back in our patients a delightful smile. Often the operation procedures are done in steps till the deformities are entirely correct. Mrinmoy Bezbaruah came to us when he was only a year old. He had both a cleft lip and palate. His lip was repaired during his first […]

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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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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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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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12th Tripura Mission Gifts 61 Smiles

Mission Smile organised its 12th Mission in the northeastern state of Tripura from 10th-15th November 2018, in partnership with ONGC (Tripura). The venue was at Dr B. R. Ambedkar Medical College and Hospital in Agartala. The RBSK & NHM (Government of Tripura) supported the mission.    The team had medical as well as non-medical volunteers. […]

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Miriam’s Story to Feature in Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel team came to film the amazing transformation of a child named Miriam from Assam. She had a major cleft condition and had successfully undergone surgery. The surgery was done during the Difficult Cases Surgery Week at Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4) earlier in 2018. Little Miriam was featured in Discovery Channel’s medical documentary. It was a […]

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A Mother’s Ignorance Turned Into Smile

Waisong is a cleft baby from an interior village in Assam. He belongs to a family living in extreme poverty. Most, unfortunately, the community he belongs to blamed his mother for his cleft lip deformity. She was accused of either not following community traditions during her pregnancy or of bringing the curse from her paternal […]

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Little Arup’s Journey from Cleft to Smile

Arup, a little boy from Assam, was born with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. His parents never expected their son to be taken with a cleft. Due to their ignorance about cleft, the parents found difficulty handling the cleft baby. Adding to their woes, continuous back talks and gossip forced them to keep the […]

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TOPCEM Cement & Mission Smile’s Joint Initiative on Cleft Care

TOPCEM Cement has sponsored 24 cleft surgeries (i.e. 12 surgeries from Meghalaya and 12 surgeries from Assam) at Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre. Mission Smile and TOPCEM announced this formally in a joint statement at a news conference at Pragati Manor in Guwahati. Among the dignitaries present were – Bajrang Lohia, Director, Topcem Cement & Col. Shivaji Samaddar, COO, […]

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