Archive for 'Nutrition and Special Projects'

The Wheelchair Project

“Independence is freedom.” ~Susan B. Anthony

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One of the greatest freedoms is having the independence and autonomy to do what you want when you want. Unfortunately, for children born with physical challenges, this kind of independence may not be possible without assistance. Read more.

Home Improvement

One big change in any family’s life when they welcome a child is the sheer amount of stuff that comes with that child.

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Bottles, diapers, clothing, toys, and equipment of every shape and size require a lot of storage space.  LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) has been caring for babies since 2008.  This healing home is set up in a cozy home-like setting with three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Read more.

Healing Heart Defects: A Team Effort

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.

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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.

Kylie, Back On Her Feet

Kylie, a beautiful girl in LWB’s Believe in Me Huainan School had outgrown her prosthetic leg and without it was no longer able to move around the classroom or her orphanage by herself. Her teacher and caregivers were having to carry her from place to place, and she wasn’t able to run and play with her friends.
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School Nutrition: LWB’s Featured Project of the Week

When LWB began its Believe In Me schools in orphanages across China for children ages 2 through 12, many of the students didn’t have the energy to concentrate in the classroom. Our teachers reported that the children were frequently sick and that it took a long time for them to recover. LWB’s Nutrition and Special Projects team, with the support of some dedicated donors, created the School Nutrition program. Today, as a regular part of their school day, students receive a healthy snack of fruits or vegetables and protein.

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Shortly after beginning the snack program, the classrooms came to life!
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Backpacks for Huishui

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Thanks to many incredible LWB supporters, our “Backpacks for Guizhou” project was a smashing success! With your help, we were able to provide 200 backpacks to needy children from three different schools in rural Guizhou in honor of International Children’s Day. Read more.

Filling Tummies for Children’s Day

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June 1st is known as International Children’s Day around the world. Children’s Day, or Liù Yi Guójì Értóng Jié, as it is known in China, is a day that honors the child. In China, children have the day off of school, and children’s admission to many fun and cultural activities is free on this day. It is a day filled with fun, a day that celebrates the joy that is being a child. Read more.

A Backpack of One’s Own

This adorable little girl is wearing her favorite thing in the whole world: her backpack.  She loves her backpack because it means that she is going to school to learn and grow and feel special.

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Backpacks are an important part of everyday life for most schoolchildren. Backpacks carry books, shoes and lunches.  But they also carry hope for a brighter future only possible through education. Read more.

Specialized Formula: What a Difference It Can Make

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In early March, LWB’s Nutrition and Special Projects Program learned of a family struggling to care for their three-month old daughter who was born with anal atresia. Little Yi Xuan has had her first surgery, but she needs to gain weight and grow stronger in order to have a needed second surgery. This has been particularly difficult as Yi Xuan’s intestines are not absorbing the nutrients she needs. Read more.

Physical Therapy Training for Shantou

One of the most memorable joys of parenthood is watching your child take their first steps. How proudly a parent shares that miracle with the world. Those first steps are steps out of babyhood and toward independence.

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For children in an orphanage, especially children born with physical challenges like cerebral palsy, first steps are a struggle which require not only encouragement and opportunity, but a skilled caregiver. Read more.

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