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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 at ESIC Medical College & Hospital and over all 4th Mission in Karnataka. The team of 50 volunteers from India, USA, Malaysia & Philippines, along with team ESIC Medical College & Hospital-Gulbarga, … Continue reading 2nd International Mission at Gulbarga – A Step towards Cleft-free India

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How Rishi’s Surgery Changed His Mother’s Life

Rishi Bordoloi from the interiors of the Morigaon district of Assam is our Child of May. Rishi’s background story reflected the non-medical problems of having a child with cleft deformity. When Rishi’s parents visited us on 15th May, we met a nine-month old boy who was friendly but at the same time experiencing the challenges … Continue reading How Rishi’s Surgery Changed His Mother’s Life

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 … Continue reading The Life Changing Story of Father and Daughter from Vadodara Mission

Nirmala’s Transition
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 … Continue reading Nirmala’s Transition from Desolation to a New Hope

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

How far can you go for a Smile?

Sadukhan Narzari was determined when he set foot outside his hut that morning. A small farmer with 9 mouths to feed, daily living was hard enough, so affording surgery for his child was close to impossible. He heard of Mission Smile free Cleft surgery for his son from an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker who … Continue reading How far can you go for a Smile?