Archive for 'Healing Home'

The Top Ten Photos of 2015

Each year, our friends and supporters help us select our favorite photos of the past year.  The votes are in, and we are absolutely thrilled with the photos that YOU have helped to choose as your Top Ten Photos of 2015.


Be sure to visit our website to see which photos were voted as YOUR favorites!

Estelle’s Fighting Spirit

In late September, we were contacted by an orphanage about Estelle, a newborn girl whom they had just received who had to be rushed to the local hospital.

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Estelle was suffering from severe pneumonia, which can be life-threatening in a newborn, as well as an esophageal deformity. Read more.

Kenley: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Kenley was born prematurely, and weighed only 1 kg, or 2.2 pounds, at the time of her birth. We can only guess that her birth family could not afford the medical care that Kenley needed, and she was abandoned at a local hospital.

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Healing Transformations

On social media, Thursday is sometimes a day to reflect on transformations. Before and after. Then and now. This Thursday, we want to share some of the amazing changes that have taken place with children in our healing programs this year.

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Tiny Callie, for instance, was found on a cold February morning weighing just over three pounds, and her orphanage immediately called us for help. Read more.

Princess Lilian

Exceptional beauty and poise have earned Lilian the nickname “Little Princess” from the nannies at our Anhui Healing Home.

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Found as a very tiny preemie, Lilian was rushed to the hospital where she soon began to thrive. Read more.


About three weeks ago, we learned of a little boy with Down Syndrome who needed immediate help. The photos we saw showed a seven-month-old baby who looked more like a newborn. His furrowed brow and skinny arms touched our hearts, and of course we agreed to do what we could to find out why he could not gain weight. His orphanage allowed us to move him immediately to the hospital for testing and IV nutrition.

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The testing we did showed that Auden was unable to process normal formula due to a severe allergy, so his body had become extremely weak. Due to his compromised state, he developed an infection and high fevers. Read more.

A Tour of the Loving ARMs Healing Home

Hi there, and welcome to the Loving ARMs Healing Home (LAHH for short)! My name is Christina, and I’ll be your tour guide.

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I am four years old and the big girl here at LAHH! Read more.


When she was approximately six weeks old, Caitlin arrived at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) with a fever and congestion.

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She not only struggled with taking in enough nutrition due to her cleft lip and palate, but she also struggled to stay healthy. The loving nannies at AHH immediately set off to change things for the better for Caitlin. Read more.

Finding Patrick

In April of 2014, I was meeting with officials at an orphanage in Anhui province when a staff member ran into our room.  She explained that a newborn baby had just been found by the police and that the little boy was in need of emergency medical care.

Patrick's first photo

We were about two hours from Anhui Children’s Hospital and the skilled surgeons there, and so we immediately offered to drive the baby to Hefei so he could get the operation he needed to survive. Read more.

John: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

We would like to introduce you to a sweet little guy named John. John is one of the first residents of our brand new healing home, Loving ARMs (LAHH), which officially opened on September 18th.

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This new home will focus on caring for babies born with anorectal malformations (ARMs), providing them with the specialized care and treatments they need.
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