100 Smiles in 100th Mission

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100 Smiles in 100th Mission

We thank each one of you for your generous support and contribution in this Project. 

Last couple of years have been really difficult for the world with Covid19 looming alwaying in our lives. This time have been particulary difficult four our cleft kids. They are due to thier deformities already a high risk section, and covid-19 have delayed care to them, with lockdowns, burden on health services, suspension of elective surgeries contributed to a huge backlog of cases. 

Your support today is needed more than ever, We have delivered more than 300+ surgeries in last 90 days and gave committed to serve and spread smiles to another 3000 kids in next 12 months. We seek your whole hearted support for this. 

Thank You!

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Emma Smiles Again !
Emma Smiles Again !

At Mission Smile’s Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4) were regularly visited by parents who accompany their kids born with cleft lip and/or palate deformities. We offer free medical evaluation, advice treatment, guide needy beneficiaries through our nutrition program and conduct free cleft rectification surgeries to the selected candidates. Moreover, we conduct follow-up (review) camps to track the progress of the surgery recipients. In a word, at GC4 we provide Comprehensive Cleft Care to patients from Assam and other adjoining North Eastern states.

Emma (name changed), a 5-year-old baby girl from Sonapur in Assam, who was born with a cleft lip. A very cheerful and sweet baby, she is the youngest of her 5 elder siblings. While enquiring about her parent’s background we came to know that Emma’s mother got married at the age of 14 (an under-age marriage). But that’s not all, due to mounting social obligations; she was forced to marry a man who was almost 25 years older to her! Now, in a family of seven members, both the parents had to work hard to earn their daily bread. Emma’s father works as a manual labour while her mother is a vegetable vendor.

When Emma was born, her mother was inconsolable after seeing her baby’s cleft deformity. She had never seen a cleft child before! Her initial discomfort about Emma’s cleft deformity affected the mother-child bond, but gradually love took over fear, and she accepted her baby’s condition. Misfortune showed up yet again when the lactating mother was diagnosed with scabies and hence was not allowed to feed her new-born! But like it is said “time heals and makes a person stronger”, after her recovery, Emma’s mother became determined to get her daughter treated. She brought Emma to Guwahati Medical College and from there she was referred to GC4. Emma was selected for cleft rectification surgery but her surgery date was deferred as she was diagnosed with scabies.

Finally, after recovery from scabies, Emma was successfully operated on our Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre in Guwahati. It was perhaps the brightest day for Emma and her mother. The little angel embraced her ‘New Smile’!

We thank our team of doctors and medical/ non-medical volunteers as well as our donors and supporters whose contribution and determination to ‘do good’ helped us in gifting little Emma with a smile to last for her lifetime!

We want to help more children like Emma through this campaign by making it on-going.

So, we appeal to you to start a recurring donation to help fund ongoing post-surgery treatment for cleft children.

Amount does not matter; your participation does - for these children who need prolonged care and treatment even after their successful cleft surgeries.

Here’s the link to our project page: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/make-a-smile-gift/ to make a recurring investment in the futures of these kids.

Our goal is to raise 50 recurring donations in next 30 days and each one counts..............

Thank you for being there for Emma throughout.

Priyankit Panwar | Manager - Partnerships
M: +91-9953981906 | E: priyankit.panwar@missionsmile.org
Website: www.missionsmile.org

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Dear Smile Givers,

 

With pandemic hitting us hard, we were made to halt our operations. We did complete 800+ surgeries in the past year. 

 

Covid19 has hit India not only in cities but in the 2nd wave in rural areas, with the loss of loved ones, income, and much more. 
Cleft kids are one of the most vulnerable groups among its age group and hence helping them in Covid19 goes a long way in saving these precious lives. We are not only doing life-changing surgeries but also through our nutrition program helping them fight against this virus.
We are committed to providing relief to our kids and to our cause.
We request you to kindly support us and help these kids. 
Thanks
Mission Smile
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Dear Smile Givers, 

 

Covid 19 has been challenging for all of us! We hope to overcome this soon with support from everyone!

This pandemic has affected cleft children as they are more susceptible to viruses, malnourished, and at higher risk than the average children.  We need your support more than ever to gift 100 more smiles on our next mission!

We request all to please help us to reach out to maximum people. 


 UPDATE on 100th Mission:

Thank you for donating generously for this campaign!

This campaign helped us to fund the gap to provide surgeries to 100 Kids.

You will be glad to hear that we did not 100 but 103 Surgeries in the Mission in 5 Days. The mission was organized at Kolkata, India from March 15 – 20, 2019.

Over 50 volunteers from India and across the globe participated in the mission. There were student volunteers from five universities got a first-hand experience working for these kids.

This mission changed the life of many children and we are happy to share we treated patients ranging from 6 months old to 68 years old. 67% of the kids that we operated in the mission were under the age of 5.

In this mission, we saw volunteers from state universities, international medical professional and Indian railway scout group. We were able to provide 103 surgeries and done two post-operative care camps for these cleft patients. We are happy to share that more than 90% of patients retention was seen in these camps. 

 

Thanks

Priyankit

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Sobhan’s birth brought immense joy to his parents but when they saw his face they felt their hearts drop. His beautiful face had been marred by a cleft lip. The new parents were worried how their family would react.

We treated Sobhan on our Mission and our Smile volunteers brought back smile on his face. Sushila now carries her child Sobhan on her shoulder with a smile that is identical to her sone. 

 

This surgery made a huge impact on his family's life. He was considered a curse on the family but with his smile restored his parents and family member in the village have now understood the science and pledged to not discriminated anybody with cleft deformities. 

 

Thanks

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