Archive for 'Medical'

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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A Look Back: More 2016 Medical Program Highlights

Previously we shared our Medical program’s highlights from the beginning of 2016. We hope you’ll join us today as we revisit some of the stories and successes from the middle part of last year. Read more.

A Look Back: 2016 Medical Program Highlights

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.

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Cleft Care Transformations

Five babies — two handsome boys and three gorgeous girls — had their lips repaired last month through our Cleft Care Program. If you enjoy a great before-and-after, check out these incredible transformations.


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#ShareTheLove Photo Album

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.

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes: The Chinese Student Organization at Rutgers

For a number of years, the Chinese Student Organization (CSO) of Rutgers University has generously donated funds to help children in LWB programs. In 2016, two LWB team members had the privilege of attending ChinaNite, one of their main fundraising events, and had an amazing evening! We ended up being inspired by this group of passionate undergraduate students.

When we arrived, we were amazed by the size and sheer numbers of students excitedly buying tickets and lining up to get in. The CSO Vice-president, Barry Li, escorted us to front row seats. Approximately 300 students were in attendance in addition to about 50 models/dancers/actors. Read more.

#GivingTuesday Gives Hope to Baby Mateo

Yesterday was #GivingTuesday, and we at LWB decided that our focus for this day of giving back was going to be focused on one little baby in a children’s hospital in Shanghai.

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While many of us on the western side of the world are shopping for presents, putting up Christmas trees, and hanging our holiday lights, baby Mateo, an orphaned boy from southern China, is undergoing dialysis up to 11 times each day. His kidneys are failing, and doctors are working to prevent complete kidney failure as the family who has chosen him for adoption works frantically to expedite the permissions they need to bring him home. Read more.

A Busy Week for our Unity Initiative

Our Unity Initiative works in partnership with hospital foundations to assist impoverished families meet the medical needs of their children. This program fills in the gaps to help families during an incredibly stressful time. This week, we have quite a few children and their families either preparing for or having surgery. Join us as we meet a few!

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