Archive for 'Medical'

The Story of Lovely Linda

Let us tell you a story about a little girl named Linda. In Spanish, “Linda” means pretty — and we think this Linda is that, and more!


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Connie: 5 Pounds and Counting

Earlier this month, we introduced you to another preemie who had been found in January and taken to an orphanage in central China.  The staff of the orphanage called us right away, and baby Connie was immediately moved to the NICU of the provincial children’s hospital.  This photo shows how tiny she was compared to the diapers on the bed with her!


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Preemie Stephen

On Christmas Eve, a tiny preemie baby was found in rural Anhui. Baby Stephen, as he came to be called, weighed a little more than two pounds and needed immediate intervention to remain alive.

Thankfully, his orphanage called us right away, and he was moved to the top children’s hospital in his home province where he began a fight for his life.
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Share the Love With Shayla This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to give back to a little girl whose parents who have devoted their lives to caring for orphaned children in China.

Shayla’s parents both worked tirelessly for the House of Love, an incredible residential care facility on the grounds of the Guilin orphanage in Guangxi.
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Connie, Tiny Warrior and Capturer of Hearts

In the last few weeks, a tiny warrior by the name of Connie has been capturing hearts.

Connie’s orphanage called us in late January after she was abandoned and found by the police. Although the circumstances of her birth were unknown, they felt she was born prematurely. Read more.

Helping Girls in Cambodia

In rural Cambodia, traditional norms often value women less than men. Young girls finish school far less often than boys as they are often pressured to drop out to help at home. In fact, some studies estimate that over 50% of the women in rural villages are illiterate, with little chance of ever breaking the cycle of poverty in which they live.


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More of The Year in Foster Care: 2016

This week, we continue to highlight some of the exciting developments in our foster care program.


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Julia’s Smile Project

Meet Julia, a twelve-year-old member of TeamLWB with a passion for making a difference for children born with cleft lip and palate!


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Baby Joanna, Tiny Warrior

Yesterday we shared A Year with Val, a story about a ten-month-old girl who came into our care in January of 2016 and has since graduated to foster care after a year of struggles and surgeries. Today we want to share the story of another girl whose story is quite different — yet just as inspiring.

In October, we received a call from an orphanage. They had just received a baby girl who had been abandoned with a rare condition in which her intestines and liver were outside her body. Read more.

A Look Back: Final Medical Program Highlights for 2016

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.


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