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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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Comprehensive Care Transforms Aman’s Life

Superstitions associated with cleft make life difficult not only for a child born with Cleft but also for his/her parents. Aman’s story is a perfect example of this. Aman’s family belongs to an Assamese community that are highly superstitious. When Aman was born with a cleft lip deformity, his petrified mother had no clue how […]

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Surgery Gives Hasina her Confidence Back

Hasina, an eight-year-old girl from the northeast state of Meghalaya, was born with cleft lip and palate deformities. She is one of the twins born to parents Polen and Fatima. The other twin was hale and hearty and grew up. Naturally, cleft deformity restricted Hasina’s early days of development, needing a cleft lip repair. Hasina […]

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7 Years of Wait for His Smile

Amzad, a 7-year-old boy from Garo Hills in Meghalaya, was born with cleft lip and palate. His mother was shocked to find her first-born with a facial deformity she had never seen before. His mother had difficulty feeding the baby. As a result, the little one was deprived of necessary nutrients. As the years went by, […]

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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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Little Vivek’s Life Has Changed Forever

Our recruitment coordinator Vipul Christian from Vadodara came to know about an eleven-month-old child named Vivek.  This was when he was educating ASHA workers (Accredited Social Health Activists) on cleft deformities the available treatment. The child from a nearby village was born with cleft lip and palate deformities. ASHA workers informed him that a God-man […]

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Elina Smiles Again – A ‘Smile Story’ from 14th Intl Mission of GC4

Parents of kids born with cleft lip and/or palate deformities regularly visit Mission Smile’s Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4) with their little ones. We offer free medical evaluation, advice treatment, a guide to needy beneficiaries through our nutrition program. Mission Smile also conducts free cleft rectification surgeries for the selected beneficiaries. Moreover, we conduct […]

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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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Her Waiting Pays Off – Little Monali’s Cleft Palate Deformity Rectified!

Let us introduce you to Monali. When we met her, she was one-year-nine-months old. In most cases, parents can identify their child’s cleft deformity just after their birth. But Monali’s case was different. At birth, her family did not notice her cleft palate deformity.  The doctor too overlooked informing her condition to the parents! Thereby, […]

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Little Miriam Is Finally On the Road To Recovery

Let us introduce you to Miriam. She was a three year eight months old little girl when we met her.  She had to bear fathomless pain and anxiety from her birth. This was due to her blindness in one eye and defect in her other eye. These went together with severe cleft lip and palate […]

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