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Faith: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

This June, a beautiful one-year-old girl named Faith entered our Lanzhou foster care program.

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As you can see above, Faith has been practicing her crawling skills!  She enjoys playing with her younger foster sibling and of course her foster mother. Faith has a healthy appetite and likes to eat foods such as apple and mango mud, goat milk and soft noodles. Read more.

Special Needs Adoption: Focus on Hepatitis B

Today, July 28, is World Hepatitis Day. Statistics tell us that approximately one-third of people infected with hepatitis B worldwide live in China. It is therefore not surprising that Hepatitis B is a fairly common condition among orphaned children in China. Although hepatitis B is classified as an infectious disease and can therefore be quite frightening to people, many children live with this disease with very few side effects and grow up to live long and healthy lives as adults.

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What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver that is caused by a virus. Read more.

The Unity Initiative: Changing Lives

Ten years ago, a team of LWB volunteers traveled to Henan to provide surgeries for orphaned children.  What happened there in 2005 changed the lives of these volunteers and became the seed of an idea that blossomed into our Unity Initiative.

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As word of the surgeries spread, a crowd of families began to form at the hospital. These families were mostly rural farmers who were unable to afford life-changing surgeries that their children desperately needed, and many of them had walked for days to reach the hospital, clinging to the hope that their children could possibly be healed. Read more.

Mikel

Mikel is nine-year-old student from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi.

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Although Mikel has a limb difference, he doesn’t let that stop him or slow him down. Read more.

Alex: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

This little boy is a treasure! 

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Six-year-old Alex is described as happy, helpful and very well-behaved. He has been diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. Watching Alex grow and gain confidence in our Believe In Me orphanage school in Lanzhou has been very exciting and encouraging. Read more.

Hope and Help for Jacob’s Eye

Little Jacob is only three years old. When he arrived at his orphanage, he had clearly suffered a serious injury which sadly impacted his precious eyesight.

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Jacob’s orphanage contacted us to see if we could help, and we arranged for Jacob to be taken to Xinhua Hospital to see an eye expert. Read more.

Adaya

On a routine day in late April, a quiet little girl was admitted to Anhui Healing Home. She had traveled from a rural province of China to be cared for through LWB to prepare for her needed cleft lip surgery.

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Meet Adaya, born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and placed into the hands of loving caregivers at AHH who would make sure that she received the care she needed. While Adaya may have started out as shy, her true personality quickly appeared. Read more.

Miracle Maddox Gets Another Chance

A heart attack is something many of us associate with an older person. Yet even children can have heart attacks. Yesterday we learned that little Maddox, a child from our Unity Initiative waiting to receive funding for heart surgery, had a heart attack. Maddox was rushed to the nearest hospital and thankfully was stabilized. Now, however, he needs a pacemaker to help control his heart’s rhythms and prevent another attack while he waits for his surgery.

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Just four years old, Maddox lives in a rural area in Anhui province. His household of nine family members struggles to make a living farming less than one-half acre of farmland that they own. Read more.

Bobby’s New Do

Bobby from our Sanmenxia foster care program is cute as can be. Recently, he was adamant that our foster care manager look at the top of his head..

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He couldn’t wait for someone to check out his new do! Bobby’s sense of humor seems apparent. Read more.

Huck: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Huck, named after a favorite book character by one of our volunteers, came to the attention of our Medical Team just one month ago. His orphanage was very concerned about his inability to gain any weight as well as a rapidly growing tumor on the left side of his neck. Read more.

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