Shoham's Journey of Smile - Mission Smile

Soham’s parents, who live in Dibrugarh, Assam, were expecting their second child. When Shoham’s father Mohanjyoti took him in his arms, his heart filled with emotions like any other father. The baby was lovely, and their anxieties of what others thought of them faded away. He was their child, and in their eyes, he was perfect. However, Shoham couldn’t eat or drink properly because of his cleft, and he also struggled to breastfeed since milk spilt out of his nose and mouth.

He was born with a congenital condition – Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate, and their happiness started turning to concern. Finally, his parents accepted the reality and decided to make their child smile like everyone else. They began seeking a solution and vowed to do all in their ability to make their child’s future happier and healthier.

Mohanjyoti was unable to afford specialized medical care for their child since he worked in a private company. So without wasting time, the couple searching for treatment went to Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram and got to know about Mission smile. At Mission Smile, they learnt about cleft treatment and that Shoham will receive free cleft treatment at Mission Smile cleft treatment program.

At Mission smile, Shoham had his surgery at six months old and recovered brilliantly. Apart from a small scar, he really wouldn’t know he’d ever had a cleft. The baby had two operations, first for cleft lip and further surgery for cleft Palate.
After the surgery, Sohma’s parents were overwhelmed to see the change in Shoham’s face, and the beautiful smile on his face took their heart. We wish Shoham all the best in his future and achieve all his dreams.
The surgeons and the whole Cleft team are exceptional and are supportive, shared Manashjyoti.

At Mission Smile, we help every family with a baby born with Cleft condition irrespective of anything. Moreover, we promise every child born with cleft free comprehensive and corrective surgery.

We thank our volunteers and donors who came forward to make it possible to give magical smiles to children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. Would you mind donating to support our cause?