Archive for 'Healing Home'

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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!

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Amazing Amanda

This beautiful little girl joined our Heartbridge Healing Home in December, just two months before her third birthday. She had just had surgery for a complex heart defect and needed extra nurturing care to help her heal and catch up on the many developmental milestones that had been delayed by her illness.

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Upon arrival, a very somber Amanda did not speak or walk, and barely held her head up on her own. Her new nannies were very concerned about this melancholy little girl; would they be able to bring her out of her shell?
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Matteo: An Adoption Story

We adopted our son Matteo from Fuyang in February 2015 when he was 28 months old.

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My husband and I initially couldn’t agree on a name, but when we learned his Love Without Boundaries advocacy name was “Matt,” we found our inspiration. Since there are already two Matthews in the family, we chose Matteo and planned to call him Matt for short. However, the only nicknames that have stuck have been “Teo” and his Chinese nickname, Tao Tao.  And that’s how our Chinese-born son adopted by Polish-American and German-American parents got an Italian name. Read more.

Pamela: Six Years of Foster Care

In 2009, Pamela was born with a cleft lip and palate. Within weeks, she was moved from her orphanage to our Anhui Healing Home.  This is a photo of her right after receiving her very first bath. Don’t you love those chubby cheeks?

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Pamela quickly became very attached to her nannies at the home who continually commented on her twinkling eyes and sunny personality. Read more.

Vivienne: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Coined by 16th century poet John Donne, the expression “No man is an island entire of itself” can well refer to foster care, or any one of our programs. Though distinct entities, our programs are tightly connected and work closely together to achieve the best possible outcomes for each and every child that we care for.

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Not yet one year old, Vivienne is a wonderful example of not two but three programs connecting and communicating to care, nurture and love her. Born prematurely, Vivienne was a tiny, fragile baby when our Medical team facilitated necessary hospitalization. Read more.

The Healing Begins: The 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange

Several weeks ago we took you on journey with over 30 children who were scheduled to have cleft repair surgery during our 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange. Just over ten days have passed, and we are receiving updates from some of the families and orphanages on children who are beginning to heal.

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Announcing the Loving ARMs Healing Home

At one point in my life, I had four little boys aged 1-7, and so I am sure you can understand when I say that I lived with a lot of potty jokes every day. My librarian brother fueled the fire by sending them a copy of the Japanese children’s book called “Everyone Poops,” which soon became their “go to” book whenever they got to pick the story of the night. If you haven’t seen this book, it is definitely a no nonsense way of covering one of the most basic body functions, with the final summary that “All living things eat, so everybody poops.”

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I think it is safe to say that anything concerning our bowels causes a wide range of reactions from people. Read more.

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