Archive for 'Medical'

Briella: Cleft Surgery for a Nomadic Family

Although we have done some work on the Tibetan Plateau through our Unity Initiative, we recently received our first application from a Mongolian family living there:  Briella and her mom. Briella’s mother is a nomadic herder on the remote grasslands of Qinghai province. During the summer, mother and daughter live in a tent as they follow a herd of grazing yaks. In the winter, when temperatures can get to -30 Celsius, they live in an earthen house with other herders in a remote village. Read more.

Meet Landon

Today we would like to introduce you to a little boy named Landon who lives in an orphanage in Anhui province. Isn’t he a handsome guy?

Landon is ten years old and was born with microtia, a congenital issue where the external ear is underdeveloped. Read more

Relief for Maci and Her Family

Our Unity Initiative was designed to help impoverished families remain together, despite the sometimes overwhelming costs of medical care for children needing surgeries and medical care.  A new family just learned of our Unity Initiative, and we are honored to have the opportunity to be able to help them get surgery for their daughter, Maci.

This family’s income is just $500 per year, and it is not exaggerating to state that they truly do not have money to spare. We can imagine how their hearts sank when they learned that their baby daughter had a heart defect that would require surgery. Read more

Celebrating the Dads Who Touch Our Hearts

On Father’s Day in the US, many of us reflect on childhood memories with our father. Some of us are fortunate enough to spend Father’s Day surrounded by our family, making memories we hope will last for years to come. Fatherhood is definitely a privilege worthy of celebration.

Ayres family

As a Board Member of LWB, I have been blessed to witness a number of men show me what it truly means to be a father. Read more

Phillip’s Indomitable Spirit

Back in early March, LWB was asked to help a beautiful baby boy named Phillip from an orphanage in Fujian province. Phillip had been born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a complex congenital heart defect which is surgically repaired either shortly after birth or later in infancy. We moved little Phillip to Shanghai for surgery, and everyone on his hospital ward quickly fell in love with his outgoing and lively disposition. Phillip had his essential surgery on April 8th, and like all babies who have open heart surgery, he was placed on a ventilator. Read more

Kathleen, So Fair and Bright

She’s my Kathleen, so fair and bright, evening star and morning light…so go the lyrics of the Irish folk song, “My Kathleen”. We are happy to be helping a one-year-old baby girl named Kathleen…and we sure think she is fair and bright!

Kathleen is one year old and lives in an orphanage in Jiangsu province. She was born with congenital heart disease and has lived with it for a year. Read more

In Honor of International Children’s Day

Around the world, International Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1. In China, Children’s Day, or Liù Yi Guójì Értóng Jié, honors the child. This day is celebrated with something special to most children — a day off of school! There are many performances and cultural activities celebrating the child on this day.

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“Every Child Counts” is one of our key beliefs at Love Without Boundaries. Many children around the world are in need, and on Children’s Day we would like to feature a few special kids who could use someone in their corner. Read more

Phillip: Still Fighting

Two months ago, we introduced you to a baby “superhero” named Phillip.

Phillip superhero 3.28.16

When Phillip arrived at the hospital in Shanghai, he was a chubby, active boy in need of heart surgery for a complex heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). From the photos we saw, it was difficult to believe he was even sick! Read more.

A Lunch Date With Harley and James

Harley and James, the formerly conjoined twins, were treated to lunch this week by some of our wonderful volunteers in Shanghai! Their mission? To delivery a very special package from a 96-year-old grandmother in Missouri. Read more.

Landon: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Landon 3.26.16
Landon is a brand new one-year-old and is also brand new to our Fuyang Foster Care program.  Landon spent almost all of the first year of his life in our Anhui Healing Home after recovering from megacolon. Read more.

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