Little Nirmala's Life Changed Forever - A Smile Story

“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. This mission too was organised at Isha Hospital, Vadodara in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, between 21-25 Jan. Here. they came there for her check-up. In fact, the doctors, as well as our entire team at Vadodara Mission, were happy beyond words to see Nirmala’s remarkable recovery.  A cute grin was adorning her innocent face, much like little girls of her age!

The mother, Dalidevi, who once had described her daily hardship in feeding little Nirmala due to her cleft lip deformity was too happy for the transformation. Now, her grandfather was no more worried about how she would get a groom for Nirmala. They greeted us with a big smile on their faces. Not to mention, the family had emerged from their days of uncertainty and misfortune.

Nirmala’s perfectly restored cleft lip has changed not only her future but also the lives of the people nearest to her. The parents, grandparents and relatives are now happy. We wish Nirmala a bright and healthy future ahead!

Nirmala’s story of transformation is one of the thousands of other children and adults. In fact, we have been able to help them over the years, across India, by removing cleft and bringing smiles into their lives.

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