Samita’s Cleft Lip – 2003


I am very happy to tell all of you that during this trip with the help of many people Samita finally had her clef lip operation.

It took almost three years to get it done, but in the end, the results were excellent. I consider it an honor to have been able to help this young girl.

Please understand I did not do this alone. It was many people who helped.

Samita was transferred from the International Mission of Hope Orphanage when it closed last year to the Sabera Home for Handicapped children. I have to tell you the staff there was terrific! Mr.Carlos Duran the Director of Sabera and Dr. Zarin Dadina the Medical Director of Sabera did everything I requested.

I was allowed to visit Samita in the hospital before and after her operation. I was sent photos and updates as she recovered after the operation.

Dr Arun Ganguli of the Mission of Mercy Hospital performed the operation and as you can see by the photos, his work was outstanding.

I am very proud of everyone on BOTH sides of the world who helped get this operation done to help this poor little girl. It was done with lots of LOVE and KINDNESS.

Below are a few photos. They tell a big story of how Samita looked before and how she looks now and how she had to eat. The entire cost of this operation was under $500.

I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone for all your help to help this little girl.

Before Photos

Samita being fed

After Photos

Samita being fed with a spoon
“For the first time ever "