Archive for 'Medical'

Angie

Angie and her parents will celebrate her first birthday in October.  She was born with ventricular septal defect (VSD) – commonly called a “hole in the heart”.

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The hole in Angie’s heart is big enough that her heart is working too hard and she is developing pulmonary hypertension. Read more.

Christi and Our Emergency Medical Fund

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In the early morning hours of a late July day, baby Christi was found. Born with some of her organs, including her liver and intestines, protruding through an opening in her abdomen (a condition called gastroschisis), the orphanage called LWB’s China staff immediately. Relying on LWB’s Emergency Medical Fund, Christi was rushed to the hospital where she received urgent surgery in the hope of saving this precious little girl’s life. Read more.

Brent: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

In June, Brent came into LWB’s care needing a colostomy because he was born with anal atresia.

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Brent underwent a successful surgery, but while in the hospital doctors found he also has an atrial septic heart defect (ASD). He then developed an infection. After antibiotics and a couple weeks in an incubator, Brent was able to begin eating food. Read more.

So Many Babies!

These past few weeks at LWB, we have been asked to take in five new babies. And when we say “new” babies, we mean “newborn”!  We give our hearts to each new baby in our care and do everything we can to help them get the care that they need. Some are doing well, and others really need every thought and prayer coming their way.

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First, let’s talk about the babies in crisis. Baby Christi came to us last month. Christi was born with a very rare birth defect which occurs in only 1 out of 10,000 births. Read more.

Baby Jessica

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In June of this year, baby Jessica was born in a mountainous area in Jiangxi province. Jessica’s parents work as laborers and support not only their family but also a grandmother who suffers from rheumatism and can no longer work and a grandfather who does all the farming for the family. When Jessica’s parents were married in 2006, they tried and tried to have a child and became extremely worried when it did not happen. After many years of waiting and trying, they were overjoyed last year when they became pregnant with twins.
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Christi: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Recently LWB received an urgent call about a baby who had just been brought into the orphanage. The baby was rushed to a children’s hospital in a larger city that had the experience to deal with her unique special need: gastroschisis.

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Babies with gastroschisis are born with some of their internal organs on the outside of their body. This birth defect occurs in only 1 out of every 10,000 births. Read more.

Every Child Counts

Eleven years ago, LWB was begun to help save the lives of four beautiful children with heart disease. Since that time, hundreds of children born with heart defects have found healing and then adoption, all thanks to your support.  With the rise of birth defects in China over the last decade, however, the children we are asked to help by orphanages have increasingly complex conditions. Thankfully, we have a partnership with one of the top pediatric cardiac hospitals in China, and so these precious babies have the best chance possible of being healed.

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This week we have three children at Children’s Hospital of FuDan University in Shanghai: Jane, Patrick, and Dominic. Read more.

Emergency Medical Treatment for Baby Christi

Last week we got a call in the early hours of the morning that a newborn wrapped in an old yellow blanket had been discovered outside the gate of a local orphanage. When the nanny uncovered her, she saw that the little girl had been born with several of her organs on the outside of her body. This life-threatening condition (called a large omphalocele) only occurs in about 1 in 10,000 births. Baby Christi needed emergency medical treatment to survive.

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Thankfully, our team members were able to immediately take Christi to the provincial children’s hospital a few hours away where she was immediately placed in the PICU. Read more.

LWB Mini Auction Will Benefit Medical Program

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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From now until Sunday at 2:00 am EST, LWB is holding a mini-auction on eBay to benefit children like Patrick, Laurie, and Jane in need of surgery! Read more.

Laurie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Laurie came to LWB’s attention when she was two months old because of a pretty serious heart defect. She was admitted to our Heartbridge Healing Home so she could be closely monitored while she gained weight to qualify for her heart surgery. Read more.

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