Tiny Tessa is a little fighter!
Several weeks ago, an orphanage in Anhui called us about a newborn preemie who had been left on her own. We called her Tessa. Read more.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome day, a day set aside to recognize and raise awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome. Over the years we have seen the number of children with Down Syndrome in our foster care program grow, and we are thrilled that they get to grow up as a beloved part of their local communities. Many of the children we featured as waiting for adoption last year are still waiting in 2017, so we want to take a moment today to once again highlight these incredible kids. Read more
March 20 is not only the first day of spring, but it’s the International Day of Happiness! With not one but two things to celebrate, we thought we’d share some things that bring us happiness:
Happiness is…hot lunches and full tummies!
Do you know that LWB’s website has a wonderful feature called TeamLWB where you can create your own fundraiser for any LWB project or program about which you are particularly passionate? Today we want to introduce you to one of the inspiring people who is using this easy-to-use campaign platform to raise funds for orphaned children to be placed in loving foster homes.
I am a girl of many names, and each one of my names is a different part of me. My name is Jade Shelby Elizabeth Chan Tikvah Leah Tze Sum Shi Yu Han Gurman. Read more.
Over the last fourteen years of our work providing pediatric medical care, children born with congenital heart defects have always been so dear to us. As most of you know, LWB actually began trying to help one little baby get the heart surgery he needed. Today, keeping in mind baby Kang who began it all for us, we are asking you to consider helping a beautiful baby girl from Mongolia get her life-saving operation and a chance for a healthy future.
It’s hard for me to even begin to describe our visit to Karukoba Village, location of one of our newest Believe in Me schools. I had longed for the chance to travel and see the beauty of the country as well as the people that Love Without Boundaries CEO Amy Eldridge wrote about just last summer, and I was grateful to have the opportunity to visit Uganda last month with volunteer Christina Lindseth. I knew it would be an experience that would impact me forever in a profound way. Read more.
At the very end of February, on a winter night that dropped to just 24 degrees, a tiny newborn baby was found outside in the cold. Sadly she wasn’t found quickly, and by the time she was taken to a nearby orphanage, she was in respiratory distress which soon led to pneumonia. LWB was happy to help with her emergency hospitalization.
Baby Christine, as she came to be called, was admitted to the NICU. Thankfully with antibiotics, a warm incubator, and lots of care by the hospital nurses and doctors, she was able to be discharged to our Anhui Healing Home yesterday. Although she is still very tiny, we know she is mighty. Read more.
In September, this tiny little boy was found completely on his own and taken to a nearby orphanage.
The orphanage staff was very concerned, as he was severely dehydrated and had a distended belly. As soon as they called us for help, we agreed to take him to the hospital for emergency care. Read more.
Sometimes, it takes a little sister to bring out your silly side. Four-year-old Orion has experienced some trauma in his past and is new to our foster care program. He seems to be naturally quiet and reserved, but on a recent visit our Cambodia director recently found a way to coax the smiles out of Orion — thanks to his new foster sister Ivy!
Sampson, the darling little boy who came to live with a foster family in Cambodia several months ago, has been breaking hearts left and right this week with his mischievous, lovable grin!
Last week, Sampson celebrated his birthday surrounded by his foster family, friends, and our foster care manager. Read more.