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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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Zessy and Her Mother look forward to a New Life

A young girl from Meghalaya conceived without marriage. However, her parents accepted and stood by her throughout her pregnancy period. She and her family were heartbroken when they saw her newborn child. They named her Zessy. Zessy was different from others, was born with Cleft. The tribal Jhumiya community to which they belong believed ‘cleft’ […]

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Achievement of 1500th Smilestone in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation

Our 3 Year successful partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation (CSR wing of Muthoot Fincorp) crossed the milestone of 1500 + Safe Comprehensive Corrective Surgeries. Eventually, this was in our 2018 mission in Puducherry. In fact, the flagship ‘Smile, Please’ initiative of the foundation brought the ‘Gift of Smile’ to over 1500+ Cleft affected children and […]

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1000th Smilestone in partnership with the Govt. of Meghalaya

Mission Smile has been in partnership with the Govt. of Meghalaya. The partnership is from 2014 to treat Cleft patients in the state. We are happy to announce that on March 8th 2018, our Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre successfully operated the 1000th patient from the state of Meghalaya. Mission Smile is grateful to Public Sector […]

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Unlocking Happiness – A Gift of Smile for Little Aditya

Aditya is like any little boy. He is innocent, playful and ever-so-demanding attention from people around! However, one feature of his made him stood out from others of his age. Aditya had cleft lips. His smile was beautiful in its way. Yet to his parents, family, and society, he was ‘incomplete’ without a complete ‘smile’. […]

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Opening a New Chapter of Happiness – Arpan’s Journey from Cleft to Smile

Arpan was a 2-year-old boy when he came to our free surgery mission at Isha Hospital, Vadodara, on 23rd Jan 2018. His native village was 67 KMs away from Isha Hospital. Hailing from a farming community the family had a monthly income of just 4000 INR. The poor parents couldn’t afford proper treatment for their […]

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Little Nirmala’s Life Changed Forever

“Never lose hope. The miracle you need may be just around the corner.” Remember Nirmala? The 13-month old baby girl from Junapatrasar, Rajasthan, received her cleft lip surgery at our Vadodara Mission on 27th March 2017. Now, almost one year on, Nirmala’s mother, accompanied by Nirmala’s grandparents, came to our Vadodara Mission in January 2018. […]

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Asavari’s Smile- A Gift for a Lifetime

A smile is more than a gift. It’s an expression that brings inner peace and joy. Many unfortunates are deprived of this smile. However, we at Mission Smile strive to transform their lives through a gift of a smile. Here’s an impact story of a six-month-old girl named Asavari. Her innocent eyes and cheerful nature […]

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Restoring Little Fatima’s Smile – Impact Story from GC4

At Mission Smile’s – Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre, we have come across hundreds of children. They were born with cleft deformities to parents who were unaware that cleft lip and palate are treatable. Through our holistic endeavour, we have been bringing smiles to hundreds of cleft children and adults in the North East. We […]

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Life-Changing ‘Smile’- A Gift To Little Taiba

Cleft lip and cleft palate deformities are treatable. With proper treatment, cleft deformities can transform into perfect ‘smiles’. Though it involves cleft rectification surgery and proper nutrition under medical guidance. However, due to lack of awareness about the cleft, inadequate financial support and the social stigma, even today, a cleft person’s struggle remains unheard. Significantly, the […]

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