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Bismita’s Life Changed Forever – A Mission Smile ‘Impact’ Story

India is on the verge of being a superpower.  Yet the life of a child born with cleft deformities remains pathetic. Neglected and left alone to suffer, these children remain trapped within their bodies. Where there should have been sympathy, there is a stigma. Instead of compassion and care, there is social seclusion. Reconstructive surgery […]

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How Ajgari’s Life Took a Turn from ‘Cleft’ to ‘Smile’

Poor people from the slum areas of  India often neglect Cleft. The chief reason being the high expense of plastic surgery and associated treatments and therapies needed to cure cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. Also, a sad reality is the little or no access to proper medical care. Added to this is the lack […]

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Sajit’s Cleft Surgery Became the Turning Point of His Life

We saw Sajit, the then 5-month old baby, for the first time during our Siliguri Surgical Camp screening in 2017. The baby was the unfortunate victim of cleft lip from birth. His parents had a meagre monthly income of Rupees Seven Thousand only. The family struggled to make ends meet. They knew that surgery could treat […]

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2nd International Mission at Gulbarga – A Step towards Cleft-free India

Our 2nd International Mission at Gulbarga, Karnataka, India took place from June 25 – 30, 2017. This was our 2nd Mission in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation . The venue was at ESIC Medical College & Hospital. This was over the 4th Mission in Karnataka. The team of 50 volunteers from India, USA, Malaysia & Philippines, along with team ESIC […]

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Gifting Israd the Smile She Deserved

The five-year old’s battle with a cleft wasn’t an easy one! Giving Israd Banu the smile she deserved was a beautiful experience for the entire team of Mission Smile at Siliguri. We came to know about the hardships the child and her family had to face in the past years. We got the information from […]

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How Rishi’s Cleft Lip Surgery Changed His Mother’s Life

Rishi Bordoloi from the interiors of the Morigaon district of Assam was our Child of May 2017. Rishi’s background story reflected the non-medical problems of having a child with a cleft deformity.  Rishi’s parents visited us on 15th May 2017. We met a nine-month-old boy who was friendly but at the same time experiencing the […]

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The Life Changing Story of Father and Daughter from Vadodara Mission

A smiling child brings smile to the faces of his/her parents. But what if the innocent smiles get eclipsed by cleft lip and cleft palate? All the aspirations of the parents surrounding their child can seem like a distant dream! We met Pradeep Yadav, a 30 year old man, during our Vadodara Mission who was […]

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Nirmala’s Transition from Desolation to a New Hope

Nirmala, a 13 months baby is the first child of Hukmaran Raika and Dalidevi Raika originally from Sultan Nagar, Junapatrasar, Barmer Dist. Rajasthan. They brought her to us with the hope that their daughter could live a normal life free from cleft. This charming and beautiful baby quickly drew our attention and our volunteer Devanshi […]

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61 Surgeries in Just 4 Days – Vadodara Mission a Grand Success

Our Mission in Vadodara, India turned out to be a grand success at ISHA Hospital. This was our first mission in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation and over all 12th Mission in Gujarat, the Land of Legends. With the continuous cooperation of 30 volunteers that included team ISHA Hospital-Vadodara, Student Volunteers from MS University along […]

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Cleft Lips Corrected – A Smile Story from Siliguri

Jayag and Kanchan were very excited before the birth of Nikhil, but all of their excitement turned into despair when they heard from the doctors that their son, Nikhil is born with a cleft lip. Their elder daughter did not have any such deformity hence they were worried about their son. Nikhil’s parents had not […]

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17 years wait for a Cleft Free Life!!

Debolina, a quiet soft spoken 17-year-old girl stays with her father Tapas, a middle-aged sober gentleman. He earns a very paltry sum in the month, being in-charge of a promoter’s building materials in his locality. When there is work he is employed else his means of living is strained and uncertain. But Debolina, whose mother […]

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Journey of Isolation to Joy of Acceptance!

Sayan Islam, 1-year-old, was born with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities in a village of North 24 Parganas. He came all the way by travelling from North 24 Paraganas to the South Kolkata to get reconstructive surgery for his cleft deformities. Sayan was very restless when he came to our outreach centre. He started […]

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