100 Smiles in 100 Days

by Mission Smile
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100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days

We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully completed 500+ surgeries in this financial year 2022-23 and are hoping to complete 3000+ surgeries in the year.

We are grateful for all the support and contribution made to our project, each dollar contributed has changed a life forever.

We are providing free comprehensive cleft care with world class medical safety and protocols. Covid19 have changed a lot of things and our cleft kids also faced many changelleges, with surgeries coming to halt.

A huge backlog of cases have piled up in the last couple of years. We seek your support, help and donation to provide these life changing surgeries!

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“For attractive lips, Speak words of kindness”.

Wait, it sounds great. Imagine a baby ten months old with a smile that can wrap around the sun and a scream that can break the heart of even the most wicked person on earth. But, just as the moon has scars, so does this epitome of innocence. The infant was born with a cleft lip, and it breaks our heart to see a child who is nothing less than a divine ostracized for something he doesn’t even comprehend. This is the narrative of Zeeshan, who was born in the Salmara village of Assam. Asadul and Khaleda are the parents of the child. Before their baby
Zeeshan was born with a cleft; they had never seen one. They were relieved that Zeeshan’s sister, Ariyana Tamin treated him like any other child. However, his parents were concerned that they would never be able to afford the treatment he needed. This would have serious consequences for his future, so we began making inquiries immediately to see what options exist for families in their situation.

The baby struggled to eat because breastmilk would leak into his throat and nose through a hole in the roof of his mouth, causing him to choke. Zeeshan was constantly wailing from hunger and was on the verge of dying. His health was in serious danger. They were extremely worried about his future. When their neighbours unfairly blamed them and gossip about it, they don’t like to look at his face, it just added to the tension, and they think it is because of some miss deed by them. The family was fortunate to live with loving and supportive relatives. Thankfully, they were able to get help at a local childcare centre. The doctor recommended Mission Smile.

They couldn’t believe that at Mission Smile, all of their son’s cleft treatment would be free. The baby’s parents have all hopes in the surgery, and hope has the gift of miracles within itself.  After the
doctor scheduled surgery and provided them with all the information they needed to know about it. They can’t imagine the relief they felt when they took Zeeshan out, and his cleft was healed.  Mission Smile will do everything we can to do for the baby’s cleft surgery because we believe in doing what we can, where we are, with what we have. Our team encourages you to do a random act of kindness for children so that when they grow up, they can live a blessed and compassionate life as well.

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Joyfull Smile - Harsh
Joyfull Smile - Harsh

Niraj and his wife Nilam were shocked to learn their growing baby had a cleft lip during a routine ultrasound. At their home in Lakhimpur, Assam, the couple spent weeks worried and wondering how to care for
a baby with this condition. The first time when they heard about it in the hospital waiting area, they were shocked. They anxiously awaited the birth of their first child. However, they knew this baby would suffer more with a more complicated condition.

Their son Harsh was born with a severe case of cleft lip. Once the initial relief wore off, the reality began to sink in. Their son was different. After birth, the deformity causes issues with feeding, eating, breathing; this makes it challenging to breastfeed or drink from a bottle. But local doctors help us with feeding techniques. But fortunately, everyone behaved normally, and they got support from neighbours as well. They always pampered and played with him.

Harsh’s parents are unaware of the particular cause. They didn’t know the scientific reason, but they thought there may be some lack of care during the pregnancy period. Harsh’s father had a small business, being in which they can not even imagine being able to afford the treatment. But their family and relatives were supportive; they gave them hope that it’s just a deformity, no need to worry, and can be healed. For baby’s treatment, they went to NHM, Assam, and from there, they got to know about Mission Smile, which provides free cleft lip and palate treatment and surgeries. They were so excited about the surgery and were very hopeful towards Mission Smile.

He had his first surgery at only 10 months old. Surgeons repaired his lip, and after the surgery, it looked so good. The experienced and knowledgeable team helped the parents in preparing for the surgery of the child. Mission Smile will do everything we can to do for the baby’s cleft surgery because we believe in doing what we can, where we are, with what we have. Our team encourages you to do a random act of kindness for children so that when they grow up, they can live a blessed and compassionate life as well. We thank our volunteers and donors who came forward to make it possible to give magical smiles to children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate.

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Dear Donors.

 

Greetings!

 

We would like to thank each one of you to help us change the lives of 100 cleft kids. 

 

Sarvanan is a ten-year-old boy of a needy family who lives in a village in the kalakuruchi district of Tamil Nadu. He is the fourth of the seven children of his family. He studies in class four. The boy is courageous and studious. He got admitted to the school all by himself. Three of his other siblings have died due to malnourishment and unknown reasons.

Eventually, Sarvanan had cleft lips since his birth. Sarvanan’s parents never even thought of rectifying the cleft when he was a little boy because his superstitious father considered the cleft to be a cause of blessing for the family. Also, with a meagre income of a wage labourer in the crop fields, the parents couldn’t avail the rectification for Sarvanan’s cleft lip. They could not bear the cost of the rectification. Added to the abject poverty, Sarvanan’s parents have their difficulties too. The mother has a hearing problem and can not attend to the children properly. Also, the father drinks too much alcohol and is little concerned about his children’s progress. Read More at https://missionsmile.org/a-responsible-brother/

 

Past year hit us covid and we were able to provide 800+ surgeries. We are gaining momentum and with help from you we can surely achieve our targets of 3500+ surgeries this current year. 

 

We that you again for supporting us. 

 

Thanks

Priyankit

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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 are currently in testing waters and the world is coming together to help each other to overcome this pandemic. Cleft children need your help more than ever! We are continuing through our work changing the lives of these children, We request you to help us reach more and more children!

 

We are continuing our project and aiming to provide 100 more surgeries in the coming months! Please generously support us1

 

Help us reach out to maximum people!

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Mission Smile

Location: Kolkata, Bidhannagar - India
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Project Leader:
Priyankit Panwar
Kolkata, Bidhannagar India
$58,516 raised of $65,000 goal
 
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