KC4 Archives - Mission Smile

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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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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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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Kolkata Mission Gifts 57 Smiles

Mission Smile organised its 98th mission in India from 23-27 Sept’18 at Kolkata Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre. The venue was Flemming Hospital, Topsia, Kolkata.  Muthoot Pappachan Foundation partnered with us in this mission. This was also our 22nd medical mission organised in collaboration with Muthoot Pappachan Group and 14th Mission in Kolkata. Total 40 medical […]

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Little Adrija recovered from malnutrition to receive her cleft surgery

While our nation is constantly on the verge of advancements, yet the cries of many cleft babies remain unheard. Negligence, illiteracy, social obligations and lack of financial support obstruct these little kids from getting the proper surgical treatment needed. Adrija’s life would have followed a similar curve had she not reached Mission Smile! Adrija was […]

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Little Tamina’s Smile Revived – Smile Story from KC4

At Kolkata Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (KC4), we met Tamina Khatun (an eight-month-old baby girl) in 2018, who came with her mother from Goraihati, a small village in Ishwaripur, Bhangur, in South 24 Parganas. Little Tamina’s mother, Selima Bibi, narrated her heart-wrenching story of neglect and struggle, which moved us all. Selima had to unwillingly leave her in-law’s […]

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From Depression to Daylight – Little Mamun Gets Ready To Embrace Life Anew!

Our first encounter with Mamun Mondal was during one of our pre-screening camps earlier in 2018. He is from village Malidah in Bagdah, North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Nine years, ten months old Mamun was like any other boy of his age. The only difference being Mamun had been a victim of both cleft […]

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Little Anu Mondal’s Smile Restored @KC4

Let’s introduce you to Anu Mondal. She was a one year ten months old baby girl when we met her. She lives with her family of 5 in Mondalgiri. This village is just a kilometre away from Sundarban Tiger Reserve, in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India. Anu’s father, Mrityunjoy Mondal, is […]

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Little Sibu’s Smile Changed his Family’s Fate Forever

The crucial period of 9 months – carrying and experiencing a growing life inside a womb is undoubtedly the most exciting journey for couples. Joy and Supriya Maity, too, were eagerly waiting to see their third child. However, they were shocked to find their baby boy Sibu born with cleft lip and palate deformities. We […]

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