Complex Hearts

Most people who’ve heard the story of Love Without Boundaries know that it all began with one baby boy born with congenital heart disease and a group of parents who wanted to help him. Since 2003, we’ve provided life-changing operations to thousands of orphaned and impoverished children, with over 750 of those receiving heart surgery.

Arthur's hand 3.14.16

Thanks to the partnerships we’ve built with some of the top cardiac hospitals in China as well as the generosity of our incredible supporters, we’ve been able to repeatedly celebrate the remarkable health transformations that can come through open heart surgery. Read more.

Twenty Adoptions from Foster Care

Because we believe so strongly that every child born deserves a permanent family of his or her own, we of course celebrate each and every time a child in one of our programs is adopted. We just had to share the wonderful news that since the beginning of 2016, twenty children from our foster care program have been adopted, both internationally and domestically!

Leo

We wish a fond farewell to seven boys and thirteen girls who are now precious sons or daughters. Read more.

So Thankful for Mothers

Today is Mother’s Day, and what a perfect time to celebrate everything that mothers do for us! The children in our foster care programs have wonderful foster moms who play such important and loving roles in the lives of these little ones. Read more.

Orphaned Student Support in Jinjiang

Orphaned Student Support is an additional all-year tutoring program for students from orphanages who need some extra help with their studies.

These students from our Orphaned Student Support program in Jinjiang have been working with their teachers on reading and writing. Each child works at his or her own pace to ensure that he or she is truly grasping the lesson of the day. They work individually as well as in groups. By giving them the tools they need to be successful in their schooling, the program allows each child to live up to his or her potential. Read more.

Ifan: Still Waiting To Be Chosen

Nine-year-old Ifan from our Dingyuan Foster Care Program is described in his reports from China as “thoughtful” and as a child who “cares for others.” We are always touched by the examples given each month in his report. Read more.

Cleft Surgery and Nutrition

Many beautiful new smiles were made during our Cleft Medical Exchange this April!

Mary Beth before and after cleft repair surgery

Before the surgeons could work their magic, the children all had to meet several important milestones, one being that babies must weigh at least ten pounds before having surgery. Ten pounds doesn’t sound like a difficult weight to meet; however, one of the most immediate concern for a baby born with a cleft lip and palate is weight gain. Read more.

Unity In Action

Our Unity Initiative has seen a lot of action this past month! We thought now would be a good time to provide some updates on the families that we have committed to helping.

It’s now been two months since conjoined twins Harley and James had their separation surgery, and they are doing wonderfully.  Last week, their parents and grandmother brought them to the hospital in Shanghai for clubfoot repair.
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TeamLWB Partners: Helping Children in Need

Did you know that LWB has corporate partners?  These four businesses may be very different, but our TeamLWB Partners all have one thing in common:  a commitment to helping children in need. We hope you’ll take a minute to learn about each of these wonderful small businesses striving to make a difference in the world. Read more.

Personal Reflections on the 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange

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After months of planning and anticipation and one crazy week jam-packed with surgeries, the 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange has concluded. The travelers have all arrived home safely, and I am sure the hospital is happy to have things back to normal as well. Read more.

The 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange: Final Moments

Saturday morning our team headed to the hospital to make our final rounds on the children and to say goodbye to the wonderful Chinese team we had worked with all week.  Real friendships are formed in both the OR and on the ward, and it was hard to say those final farewells, not knowing when, if ever, we would meet in person again.

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