LWB’s Medical program works hard to provide the highest quality care for the children entrusted to us. Currently we have three children waiting to be funded in our Medical program, all of whom need surgeries to give them a chance for a better life.
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When one of LWB’s China Medical Directors is asked to help a child with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) it is just the first step in a long journey of hope through healing.
Our first step is to determine the type of CHD. There are more than 40 different types of heart defects with a range of severity for each case. LWB’s Medical team gets evaluations in China as well as from a team of specialists on our Medical Advisory Board to determine what type of surgery the child will need and what other type of care they will require. Read more.
LWB’s 2014 Cleft Exchange, held in April 2014, was a huge success. Thirty children received cleft lip or palate surgery performed by our very talented surgeons from the United States. The Exchange was a combined effort put forth by our American doctors, nurses, and volunteers, alongside the doctors and nurses from Kaifeng Children’s Hospital. Here are a few of the wonderful transformations we witnessed.
Winston is six months old and has recovered beautifully from his cleft lip surgery one month ago. Read more.
Darling Dominic started stealing our hearts the moment he came into LWB’s care as a tiny six-week-old with a serious heart condition. After spending four months in one of our healing homes and growing stronger each day, Dominic was ready for his life-saving heart surgery. In true Dominic fashion, he quickly captured the hearts of the doctors and nurses as well. Read more.
Zi Xuan and his twin brother were born prematurely on February 14. Sadly, Zi Xuan’s twin passed away, and the surviving brother spent several weeks in an infant incubator in the hospital. He was diagnosed with biliary atresia, which caused severe jaundice.
Zi Xuan’s father is the only able-bodied worker in the family, and he had to remain in their hometown in Guangdong province to work while his wife and newborn son went to Shanghai in search of medical care. Read more.
In early spring of 2013, we received a call from an orphanage in Jiangxi province. They had admitted a tiny baby girl with complex heart disease who was fighting for her life. We immediately made plans to move the baby (whom we named Heidi) to one of the top pediatric heart hospitals in China. Most of the babies we move out of province travel by train, but in this case Heidi was just too fragile. It was arranged for her to go by private car, with both an IV and oxygen bag, as her situation was truly critical.
Courage, determination, pride…that’s what little girls are made of.
Born with a spinal meningocele that had ruptured by time she was abandoned less than a week after her birth, sweet Faith came into the care of Love Without Boundaries (See our blog, “Prayers for Baby Faith“). Plans were made to send her urgently to a hospital in Shanghai, where she arrived with dirt in every wrinkle of her little body. The nurses gave her a warm bath, applied lotion, and she fell fast asleep in the warm incubator. Read more.
Fan is our Medical Program’s newest Unity Fund child. He has been struggling with intestinal issues and was recently diagnosed with megacolon.
He was seen in the local hospital, but when his condition worsened he was transferred to a hospital in Shanghai. Unfortunately his condition continued to deteriorate and the doctors recommended immediate surgery. The surgery happened in mid-April, but his parents are too poor to pay the full hospital bill. Read more.