Ruhi was born in a nursing home in Ghaziabad. Her father, Vinod has been working for Aga Khan Foundation for the past 10 years as a sweeper. He earns 8,000 rupees per month with which he supports a family of three. This leaves him with very little saving at the end of the month.
Ruhi was born with her upper lip joined to her nose and was unable to drink her mother’s milk. She was completely dependent on bottled milk and lactogen. When Vinod discussed his daughter’s condition with his colleagues, his supervisor contacted Fortis Foundation for help. Fortis Foundation supports surgeries of children who suffer with Cleft Deformities.
Ruhi’s surgery was supported by Mission Smile and Fortis Foundation. Her surgery was successful and there will be 2 follow up surgeries over the next three years.