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This week as we look back on 2016, we want to concentrate on the success of our healing homes programs. The reality is that every baby who came through the doors of our homes could be featured, as each one was in need of specialized care due to their medical needs. It’s difficult to pick just a few to highlight, but today we want to tell you about a very special little girl named Val.
The first ten months of Val’s life were a true struggle. Read more.
As we bring you highlights from the final months of 2016, we want you to know that your love and support has made it possible for children in three different countries to feel better, smile more, and dare to hope for their futures.
The start of a new year is always a great time for reflection, and here at LWB we love the month of January as a time to remember all of the beautiful children who came into our hands the year before. Over the next three days, we want to share some of the highlights from our Medical program, as supporters like you helped so many incredible kids receive life-changing medical care. Let’s go month by month to remember some of the very special children you impacted.
Share the Love this holiday season! As 2016 comes to a close, we invite you to share a photo of your family with the hashtag #ShareTheLove.
Send it to us via a direct message on Facebook or Twitter, post to our Facebook wall, or email it to [email protected], and we’ll add your family to our #ShareTheLove 2016 photo album on Facebook. Read more.
His orphanage called us for help because he weighed just 3.6 kgs, or 8 pounds, at twelve months of age. At the time we met him, he was a fragile, underweight boy who had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is Marcus now, after six months in our Heartbridge Healing Home. We think his happy smile and chubby cheeks say it all! Read more.
As most people know, a marathon is 26.21 miles. College student Noah Finco set a goal of running the 26.21 miles of the Bank of American Chicago marathon as a way to raise $2,621 to help children in LWB’s Healing Homes program. Noah’s mother, Kate Finco, is part of LWB’s Leadership team, and so Noah knew that the funds he raised would be put to excellent use to help medically fragile children.
Little Erin is a beautiful ten-month-old girl with Down Syndrome who has been living at our Heartbridge Healing Home. In addition to being diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Erin also has a heart defect called ventricular septal defect, or VSD. Heart defects are actually a very common health issue for children born with Down Syndrome.
Recently, our nannies noticed that Erin’s lips and fingers were turning blue when she exerted herself and that she needed a break during feedings. Read more.