‘If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours’
With this goalin mind we reached Vadodara, Gujarat, on 18thJanuary2020 to organise a cleft surgery Mission from 19th to 23rdJanuary. With financial support from Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, and infrastructure provided by Isha Hospital, Mission Smile Team conducted its fourth consecutive mission at Vadodara. The camp was organised with the objective of gifting new smiles to at least 50 cleft-affected patients in Gujarat. Of the 110 patients screened on the first day, 56found suitable for surgery underwent safe surgeries with excellent
outcomes at the capable hands of our doctors. Thesechildren and their families returned home with their hopes lifted and their hearts lighter.
Our journey to spreading smiles in Gujarat was marked by a small Inaugural Function on the 19th. Our camp was graced by the presence of Smt Ranjanben Bhatt, current Member of Lok Sabha, Vadodara Constituency,who officially inaugurated the mission in the presence of the Directors of Isha Hospital, CEO of Muthoot Microfin Ltd, Head CSR of Muthoot Pappachan Foundation and CMO of Mission Smile.In her speech, Smt Bhatt acknowledged all the stake-holders for their whole-hearted cooperation in organising this free camp for eradicating cleft conditions in Gujarat.
Our small steps towards a cleft-free India is never complete without the participation of our medical and non-medical volunteers who come from all parts of the globe. Our 50-member Team comprised of Plastic Surgeons, Anaesthesiologists, Paediatricians, Dentists, Speech Therapists and Nurses as well as non-medical volunteers from across India and Philippines.