Archive for 'Nutrition and Special Projects'

Greater Independence for Katie

Katie is a nine-year-old student who has a lower-limb disability in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang.

Katie measured 1.15

When our teacher training team visited Katie’s school in June, they noticed that Katie’s teachers were struggling to move her from place to place to keep up with the busy class. Also, they noticed that the classroom chairs were much too small for her and made her uncomfortable. Read more.

Catey and Ander, Thriving with Special Formula

When a child enters our foster care program, we are concerned with all aspects of their development including how they are growing. Foster care managers visit the children in our programs once a month, and we can closely track their development.  Last spring, our foster care managers and coordinators noticed that Catey and Ander, who had already had cleft repair surgery, still weren’t gaining weight, and so they contacted our Nutrition program for help.

Catey 4.15Catey in April 2015

Sometimes children continue to have difficulty feeding even after surgery. When this happens, we turn to special formula to make every drop count. Read more.

Yak Delivery on the Tibetan Plateau

Back in April of this year, we learned about a little boy named Samuel from the Tibetan Plateau who needed cleft lip and palate repair surgery.

TibetanfamilySamuel (center) with his family

Samuel traveled with his uncle and his father from their remote home to our Cleft Medical Exchange in Kaifeng, Henan. Read more.

Sweet Sarah is Ready to Shine!

Sarah is a bright and joyful seven-year-old girl who is waiting to be matched with a family!

Sarah2 8.15

Sarah has been diagnosed with lower limb paralysis. Leg weakness aside, nothing seems to be stopping her from flourishing as a student in our Qingyang Believe In Me School which we opened earlier this year. Sarah is described as having piercing eyes and a wide smile. We have witnessed an eagerness to learn and curiosity about everything around her. Read more.

Preemie & Special Formula Fund – Baby Paul

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

Nutrition Success Story 6.15
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.
Read more.

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.


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


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!

joe bottle

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.


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


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.