Caleb, Full of Fun Through The Years

In just about every photo we have of Caleb, he seems to be smiling, laughing and loving life!

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This fun-loving, affectionate boy has been waiting for his forever family for too long, and so we wanted to share some of his life story and photos to help people get to know the wonderful boy that he is. Read more.

What’s a Cleft Medical Exchange?

Just one more month until the 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange, which will take place from April 12-18 at the Kaifeng Children’s Hospital in Henan province.  If you are a new LWB supporter, you may wonder what a cleft exchange is. We are happy to provide more information so you can join in the excitement!

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An LWB Cleft Exchange is a week in which cleft specialists from both the US and China (surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses) come together to share knowledge about the latest developments and advances in the treatment of cleft lip and palate. Dozens of children receive the best medical care possible during this exciting partnership. 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.

Josie’s Determination

Josie is a student in our Fujian Secondary and Higher Education program. She joined our program in 2013 after it became impossible for her family to afford for her to stay in school.

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Josie lives with her grandparents, who do their best to provide for Josie. Her grandfather farms, and her uncle works in a coal mine to sustain the family. However, they do not have a stable enough income to provide for Josie’s education. Read more.

Cheering for Little Joe

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Late last fall, we were asked to help a newborn baby boy who had been found with his intestines on the outside of his body (a condition called gastroschisis). We named him “Little Joe,” and he was rushed to the provincial children’s hospital to begin the process of putting everything back where it belonged.
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Run, Rhys, Run!

Rhys moved into our foster care program in Dingyuan almost two years ago as a reserved and quiet little boy. Nurtured and loved, it did not take long for his fun-loving and outgoing personality to shine.

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Described by our Dingyuan manager as active, Rhys loves to play with his foster siblings, the neighborhood children, and his peers in kindergarten. Read more.

Learning about Lymphedema

From time to time, we will have a child in one of our programs who has a diagnosis that is unfamiliar to most people. We have found this to be the case for one of the boys in our Changzhi foster care program, eleven-year-old Yago. Due to the severity of his diagnosis, and the need for him to receive medical care, LWB volunteer and pediatrician Jenny LaBhan was able to help shed some light on why adoption is Yago’s only hope.

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Transformations in Store: The 2015 Cleft Exchange

The 2015 Cleft Exchange is quickly approaching, and already more than 35 children are lined up for life-changing surgery. We cannot wait to see the life-changing transformations in store!

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One family that stole our hearts during our 2014 Cleft Exchange was Liane and her grandparents. Liane’s mother left her in their care so she could go to the city and find work. When Liane was six months old, her caring grandparents brought her to Kaifeng Children’s Hospital when they heard about Love Without Boundaries’ offer of free quality surgeries for families in need. Read more.

Harriet, The Apple of Our Eye

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together they make this world a beautiful garden.

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Back in the fall of 2013, we welcomed a new preschool-aged child to our Believe in Me orphanage school program in Guangdong. We named her Harriet, and this is the first photo we were given of her. We were told her special need was “mental and development delays.” Read more.

Spring Festival Scenes

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Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in China, is also called Spring Festival. We have been receiving some beautiful photos of how children in our education and foster care programs have been celebrating the spring festival and wanted to share a glimpse into their lives this past week! Read more.

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