The Transformation of Senrik’s Smile - Mission 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 been born perfectly healthy. Senrik had been born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate shocking his parents.

His parents were naturally distraught for his well-being, mostly as the condition was not common in the family, and the parents hadn’t met anyone with a cleft before. They were also concerned about the reaction of their friends and family.

Senrik’s family and the community did not ostracise the child. In a show of sympathy and understanding, which is rare in such cases, everyone was eager to meet the new-born and help his parents. They assured the family that the disease is common and could be cured.

Senrik’s paediatrician informed his parents about the free and comprehensive cleft care offered by Mission Smile at our Guwahati centre.

Upon arriving at the centre, Senrik’s parents were surprised to see so many children like their little son who had come for their cleft lip treatment. They were amazed to see outstanding care provided at the centre.

Senrik was examined and selected for surgery. A year later, when he returned for a post-surgery check-up, his lip and palate had healed completely. He can now eat properly and is growing into a beautiful and lively child. His mother is thrilled with her son’s transformation, and she thanks Mission Smile for this miracle.

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