Little Arup’s Journey from Cleft to Smile - Mission Smile

Arup, a little boy from Assam was born with both cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. His parents never expected their son to be born with cleft. Due to their ignorance about cleft, the parents found difficulty in handling the cleft baby. Adding to their woes, continuous back talks and gossip forced them to keep the child confined within the four walls of their house. The immediate society they belong to instilled in them a belief that their son was born with cleft as a result of ‘Bad Karma’ of their family. At this point, future looked bleak for the little kid.

Luckily for little Arup, during his routine immunization at the Civil Hospital, a nurse saw his cleft deformity and informed his parents about Mission Smile. The parents wasted no time and visited Mission Smile’s Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4) at the earliest. They were greeted with warmth and little Arup was treated with utmost care by our officials and team at GC4. The parents were instructed on how to take proper care of their cleft baby. The treatment process began and in due course, Arup’s cleft lips and palate deformities were corrected through surgery. Currently the child is undergoing medication post palate surgery. We wish him an earliest transformation from cleft to smile.

Little Arup was fortunate but there are thousands of kids in India waiting to be treated.  Your donation can transform their lives. Donate to Mission Smile.

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