Archive for 'Nutrition and Special Projects'

Preemie & Special Formula Fund – Baby Paul

Meet Paul, the newest beneficiary of LWB’s Preemie and Special Formula Fund!

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Having exhausted all their resources, Paul’s parents applied to the Unity Initiative for help in funding their infant son’s medical needs. Born prematurely, Paul started life at only 2 kg. Since his birth, he has had several surgeries, including needing a colostomy due to complications following hernia surgery.
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Help For Royal and His Family

When Royal was born, his young parents noticed quickly that he struggled to eat properly. They sought medical care for their precious son, and doctors discovered that he has esophageal atresia. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. In Royal’s case, there is a hole between the top and bottom of his esophagus, meaning that they aren’t connected.

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Royal’s mom is just 20 years old and their family is very poor. Understandably, this news was devastating. Read more.

Mind, Body and Soul: YOU Made This Happen

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. ~Aristotle

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What an incredible experience our Mind, Body, and Soul campaign has been! It all began with someone asking to help a small, remote school, in the village of Yashui in Guizhou province. This one inspired idea turned into a huge campaign that went beyond everyone’s wildest dreams. Read more.

Little Joe and the Healing Home Formula Fund

What does it take to turn a tiny baby into a cute, healthy and social boy? Little Joe would probably tell you that as much as he appreciates excellent medical care and the love of his healing home nanny, a bottle of special formula does the trick!

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Little Joe was born with his intestines outside of his body, a condition known as gastroschisis. Sadly, his intestines were exposed to the air overnight, drying a portion of them out. Read more.

Blenders for Babies: LWB’s Featured Project of the Week

Transitioning babies from formula to solid foods can be tricky! Unfamiliar tastes and textures can be challenging to a baby like Carlos.

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To initiate the process, LWB provides fortified infant cereal. The cereal, made up in formula, provides a healthy introduction to solid foods. Once the child gets comfortable swallowing runny cereal, then the family can gradually introduce pureed vegetables and fruits. Read more.

Nurturing Mind, Body, and Soul of the “Left Behind” Children

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb

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In China, there are over 60 million children whose parents have left their rural villages to search for work in the cities. These “left behind” children stay with aging grandparents or with family friends, although it is estimated that 2 million of them are left completely on their own to fend for themselves. Many of these children haven’t seen their parents in years. Read more.

Snapshots of 2014

On this very last day of 2014, we give thanks for all the lives changed this year because of your support. This week we’ve been reflecting on just how much we have accomplished together and have chosen a few special moments to highlight. Join with us in remembering a very special year of hope and healing, and please know that none of it would have been possible without you.

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Brent: Love Starts Here

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Babies come to our healing homes because they are medically fragile. Brent is one of our tinier healing home residents. He is having trouble with weight gain due to anal atresia, a heart condition, and a defect of his larynx that makes breathing a real workout. Sucking a bottle takes too much energy out of Brent and as a result, our nannies are tube-feeding him until he gets stronger. Read more.

Good-For-You School Snacks

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Why are these students from LWB’s Believe in Me schools smiling? Perhaps it is because learning is fun. Maybe it is because they are enjoying playing new games with their friends. Or it could be that they are enjoying a snack. Shhh — don’t tell them that it is nutritious! Read more.

Special Delivery to the Tibetan Plateau

LWB Director Cindy Wu traveled to the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau last month to make a special delivery of warm winter items to two rural primary schools.

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As we described in our blog, “The Tibetan Coat Project,” the headmasters of two primary schools there told us that many students in this very impoverished area come to school in the winter with chapped hands and feet due to the extreme cold, which can sometimes reach as low as -25 C! Read more.

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