Archive for 'Healing Home'

A Generous Grant for Joel

LWB has just received an extremely generous adoption assistance grant of $10,000 designated to help with Joel’s adoption expenses!

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Joel, as some of you might remember from our previous blog, “The Joy of Joel,” was diagnosed with a complex set of heart defects. Read more.

Home Improvement

One big change in any family’s life when they welcome a child is the sheer amount of stuff that comes with that child.

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Bottles, diapers, clothing, toys, and equipment of every shape and size require a lot of storage space.  LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) has been caring for babies since 2008.  This healing home is set up in a cozy home-like setting with three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Read more.

Laurie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Laurie came to LWB’s attention when she was two months old because of a pretty serious heart defect. She was admitted to our Heartbridge Healing Home so she could be closely monitored while she gained weight to qualify for her heart surgery. Read more.

Leo: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Leo arrived to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) weighing just 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) at one month old. His heart defect caused him to be weary from simple acts of eating or interacting for short periods of time.

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His loving nannies at AHH worked with him by feeding him nutritious formula in smaller, more frequent doses, which contributed to his steady weight gain.
Read more.

Healing Heart Defects: A Team Effort

When one of LWB’s China Medical Directors is asked to help a child with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) it is just the first step in a long journey of hope through healing.

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Our first step is to determine the type of CHD. There are more than 40 different types of heart defects with a range of severity for each case. LWB’s Medical team gets evaluations in China as well as from a team of specialists on our Medical Advisory Board to determine what type of surgery the child will need and what other type of care they will require. Read more.

Loveable Luce

This little guy with the great hair is Luce.

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Luce was admitted to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home this spring as a one-month-old baby with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. From the very start Luce thrived on the care of his nannies, and it wasn’t long before he was smiling and trying to communicate his satisfaction. Read more.

Patrick: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Patrick is a little guy with great timing: He arrived at his orphanage just when several LWB volunteers were wrapping up a visit there. He was a newborn with the special need of anal atresia and needed immediate surgery. Patrick was just in time to hitch a ride with our volunteers to a prominent children’s hospital, where he had surgery that evening.

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Surgery was a success, and several weeks later tiny Patrick was discharged to LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home. Read more.

The Joy of Joel

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In early November of 2012, we first saw a photo of a beautiful five-week-old baby boy. His orphanage let us know that this little fellow had a heart defect, and wondered if we would be able to help. A few phone calls and emails were exchanged, and two days later an echocardiogram was arranged at a prominent children’s hospital. Read more.

Faith: Determination, Courage, and Pride

Courage, determination, pride…that’s what little girls are made of.
~Author Unknown

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Born with a spinal meningocele that had ruptured by time she was abandoned less than a week after her birth, sweet Faith came into the care of Love Without Boundaries (See our blog, “Prayers for Baby Faith“). Plans were made to send her urgently to a hospital in Shanghai, where she arrived with dirt in every wrinkle of her little body. The nurses gave her a warm bath, applied lotion, and she fell fast asleep in the warm incubator. Read more.

Tater Tot

Adorable Tate (or “Tater-Tot” as we like to call him) joined us in late 2012, as a seven-month-old baby. Tate had been hospitalized initially for heart surgery, but an abnormal liver, enlarged spleen, lots of fluid in his abdomen, and a hernia needed to be addressed first.

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Tate was hospitalized for several months and then discharged to LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home with a specialized formula and instructions for plenty of rest. Read more.

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