Smile Stories Archives - Mission Smile

Shoham’s Journey of Smile

Soham’s parents, who live in Dibrugarh, Assam, were expecting their second child. When Shoham’s father Mohanjyoti took him in his arms, his heart filled with emotions like any other father. The baby was lovely, and their anxieties of what others thought of them faded away. He was their child, and in their eyes, he was perfect. […]

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Aspiration to become an ONGC Officer

Manasjyoti is from Sivsagar of Assam. He is now eleven years of age and studies in the fourth standard. He is very good at singing. Like every normal boy, he dreams of making it big and becoming an ONGC officer one day. But his facial deformities came in the way of his dreams. Manashjyoti suffered […]

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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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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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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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