Fund smiles for deprived cleft kids
Focus: Health , Children and Youth
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Every ₹15,000 will cover cleft treatment for one child.
This fundraiser has been extended so Mission Smile have some more time to get closer to their target.
Mission Smile has raised enough to fund one child's cleft treatment.
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Cleft treatment not only includes corrective surgery, but also medical evaluations, nutritional counselling, speech therapy, dentistry, travel and accommodation, post-op care and more. For the poorest patients that will be recruited by Mission Smile, receiving comprehensive treatment at zero-cost matters because it will address several aspects of the patients' lives that have been affected by the condition - physical, medical, emotional.WHY THE NORTHEAST
Mission Smile have been working in the Northeast since 2002, and have operated on more than 17,500 children. However, there is still a massive backlog of over 46,000 youngsters in need of surgery. Assam has the highest number of untreated children (28,255), while Tripura has 4,833 and Meghalaya has 3,232.
Inspirational to visit this hospital. Superb maintenance. There is clearly a soul of goodness present here.
It has been a privilege to see how wonderful you treat the children and their parents during a big challenge in their lives. Keep up the good work
Mission Smile have collaborated with the governments of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura to provide free cleft treatment. Each treatment costs ₹32,000 of which the governments will provide ₹17,000. Patients will first be recruited and transported to the centre in Assam where they will be provided food and accommodation. Patients will then undergo surgery and necessary treatment. All patients will also receive post-operative follow-up care.
Eight-year-old Hasina from Meghalaya was born with a cleft lip and palate. While her twin sister has been leading a normal and healthy life, Hasina's development has been restricted by not being able to eat properly. Her cleft lip and palate also made her feel self-conscious and shy. Her mother Fatima feared that Hasina would not be able to lead a normal life. That is, until one of our volunteers on the field met Hasina and identified her need for surgery. Hasina soon received surgery, and a few weeks later recovered with a beautiful smile!