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Life-Changing ‘Smile’- A Gift To Little Taiba

Cleft lip and cleft palate deformities are treatable. With proper treatment, which involves cleft rectification surgery and proper nutrition under medical guidance, cleft deformities can transform into perfect ‘smiles’. However, due to lack of awareness about cleft, inadequate financial condition of the affected person and moreover the social stigma associated with cleft, even today, the … Continue reading Life-Changing ‘Smile’- A Gift To Little Taiba

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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 own bodies. Where there should have been sympathy, there is stigma. Where there should have been compassion and care, there is social … Continue reading Bismita’s Life Changed Forever – A Mission Smile ‘Impact’ Story

ajgari before and after surgery
How Ajgari’s Life Took a Turn from ‘Cleft’ to ‘Smile’

Cleft is often neglected in the poor and slum areas of India. 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 which adds to the lack … Continue reading How Ajgari’s Life Took a Turn from ‘Cleft’ to ‘Smile’

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

We saw Sajit Alam, the 5-month old baby, for the first time during the screening of our Siliguri Surgical Camp. The little baby was the unfortunate victim of cleft lip from birth. His parents had a meager monthly income of Rupees Seven Thousand only and the family struggled to make ends meet. They knew that … Continue reading Sajit’s Cleft Surgery Became the Turning Point of His Life

saba fatima before and after surgery
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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