What can be more engaging and heartwarming than the smile on the face of a child? That smile filled with innocence gives you a moment of joy in your life. At times, it transports us to the times of our childhood days marked with simplicity and honesty, giving a temporary escape from the complicated world around us. However, the act of smiling is quite painful for few children. It was reported by Central New York Cleft and Craniofacial Center that cleft lip palate is one of the common child birth defects and 1 out of every 750 babies are born with it. After coming across this health issue for the first time, we at Touching Soul really felt sorry for those children, who are unable to speak properly and are separated from the society.
With an aim to help these cleft-lip affected children, we teamed up with Dr.Samanta Lal Sen, an internationally famous plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist Dr.Khalil – Ur Rahman and started our Cleft-Lip project. Once we started it, we could feel that such a huge number of children were deprived of treatment. Our team was successful in creating health awareness among people and they were found lining up in numbers to meet our doctors. Our active involvement finally led to about 700 successful cleft-lip surgeries in both children and adults. The smile of joy after the completion of the surgery was encouraging for us. It felt like we have been their guiding star for a better life where they can speak their heart out and express the untold emotions.
What more we could have asked for? The mission for setting up Touching Souls International had finally got a meaning. The health care facilities provided by us had benefitted the underprivileged, adding a new meaning to their lives.
They were overjoyed and we were satisfied!
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