Cayden: Against All Odds

In February, we received a call from an orphanage who had a baby in severe distress struggling to survive.  He had a large laryngeal cyst on his neck and was struggling to breathe and swallow. We immediately took him to the hospital and named him Cayden.

Cayden3.15

Following surgery and treatment for a nagging respiratory infection that he couldn’t shake, Cayden finally joined our Heartbridge Healing Home in mid-March. Cayden was very small and weak and didn’t have many reserves in his little body to fight off another infection. Read more.

Preemie & Special Formula Fund – Baby Paul

Meet Paul, the newest beneficiary of LWB’s Preemie and Special Formula Fund!

Nutrition Success Story 6.15
Having exhausted all their resources, Paul’s parents applied to the Unity Initiative for help in funding their infant son’s medical needs. Born prematurely, Paul started life at only 2 kg. Since his birth, he has had several surgeries, including needing a colostomy due to complications following hernia surgery.
Read more.

Congrats to the Anhui Grads!

Since 2004, LWB has been helping rural and impoverished students realize their dreams of getting a higher education.  In China, mandatory education is only through middle school, and high school tuition is often far beyond a family’s means.  Many students in the countryside begin working full time after middle school, and it is often hard for them to break out of the cycle of poverty without continuing their education. For the last three years, we have been honored to work with a group of students in Anhui province.  We are so grateful to our supporters who have allowed these great kids to attend high school, and we are excited to announce that the entire group earned their high school diplomas recently!

Anhui students
Read more.

Meredith: A Medical Success Story

Meredith was born in 2011 in Shaanxi Province.  Her family includes her father and mother, plus her paternal grandparents, both of whom have medical issues requiring medication. Meredith’s mother stays at home to care for Meredith and the grandparents.  Meredith’s father works as a day laborer, so his income isn’t stable to support the entire family of five people.Meredith 1 Read more.

Lots of Socks!

ÅÄÖ Brands/ WARDROBE K, a clothing supplier in Shanghai, contacted LWB a while ago wanting to donate an overstock of socks.  A grand total of 307 pairs of socks for children in our healing homes and local orphanages were received and the kids already seem to be enjoying them!

socks1“Really? This whole box is full of socks?”

Read more.

Gorgeous Guillem

Late last year, we added a new student to our Believe in Me school in Shanxi province. Guillem, as he came to be called, had just recently entered orphanage care, and his somber little face stole our hearts the moment we saw his first photo. The orphanage staff didn’t have any information on his background, but we hoped that joining our education program would give him the encouragement and stability he needed.

butterfly Read more.

A Letter From David and Anny’s Mom

LWB made a commitment many years ago that we would do everything we could to help families stay united.  As a charity dedicated to the orphaned, we know that preventing a child from losing their birth parents is an essential part of our work.  Through our Unity Initiative and in partnership with the Kim Clement Center, we are so happy to be helping two beautiful children with a very rare medical condition get the  care they need to survive.  Both children were born with Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome, and without surgery, their lungs and heart will fail.  Their mom Sue recently wrote the following letter:

SueAnnyDavid Read more.

Julie Ann

What a thrill to begin a relationship with a new orphanage! We just recently began working with Bozhou, an orphanage in northern Anhui. Bozhou was just granted permission to begin international adoptions, and so we look forward to helping as many children as possible find healing and then a permanent family. Children like lovely Julie Ann.

JulieAnn2
Read more.

Help For Royal and His Family

When Royal was born, his young parents noticed quickly that he struggled to eat properly. They sought medical care for their precious son, and doctors discovered that he has esophageal atresia. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. In Royal’s case, there is a hole between the top and bottom of his esophagus, meaning that they aren’t connected.

Royal_220x220-280-280-crop

Royal’s mom is just 20 years old and their family is very poor. Understandably, this news was devastating. Read more.

All About Aaron

As I general rule of thumb, I try to stay away from describing children with words that only point out their physical attractiveness. I just want to find something deeper in them and for them to read about themselves in the future, and for them to see something more than a cute face.  But when I saw this photo of Aaron – all I could think was how darn handsome and ADORABLE he is! Doesn’t this four-year-old face just melt your heart?!  I know I cannot be the only one.

Aarondrawing 6.15
Read more.

css.php