Found on a cold February morning weighing just over three pounds, preemie Callie was brought to an orphanage in eastern China. They called us immediately for assistance, and Callie was admitted to the hospital for emergency medical care. Read more.
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With the arrival of 2016, we had an arrival of other sorts — baby Lee. Little Lee was born with a very large teratoma, or tumor, at the base of his spine.
His orphanage called us as soon as he was left with them as they knew he needed immediate help, and so we rushed him to the hospital in Shanghai. Read more.
International Volunteer Day was this past weekend, and we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the over 165 volunteers who make it possible for LWB to do what we do — help and care for orphaned and impoverished children in China. Sidney, Laurie, and Sandi share their thoughts on why they spend their time and talents volunteering for LWB.
More than once every day I see news come in about the children we are lucky enough to help, and I just have to stop what I’m doing and feel: Feel amazed, astounded, humbled, joyful. I’m often moved to tears, most of the time because my heart is soaring, and yes, occasionally because it is breaking.
It’s that wonderful time of the year when we have a little fun while giving thanks for all you do! This year we have lots of little turkeys whose lives have been changed thanks to your support, and our entire team is saying “gobble gobble” with true gratitude!
In late September, we were contacted by an orphanage about Estelle, a newborn girl whom they had just received who had to be rushed to the local hospital.
Estelle was suffering from severe pneumonia, which can be life-threatening in a newborn, as well as an esophageal deformity. Read more.
On social media, Thursday is sometimes a day to reflect on transformations. Before and after. Then and now. This Thursday, we want to share some of the amazing changes that have taken place with children in our healing programs this year.
Tiny Callie, for instance, was found on a cold February morning weighing just over three pounds, and her orphanage immediately called us for help. Read more.
When she was approximately six weeks old, Caitlin arrived at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) with a fever and congestion.
She not only struggled with taking in enough nutrition due to her cleft lip and palate, but she also struggled to stay healthy. The loving nannies at AHH immediately set off to change things for the better for Caitlin. Read more.
In April of 2014, I was meeting with officials at an orphanage in Anhui province when a staff member ran into our room. She explained that a newborn baby had just been found by the police and that the little boy was in need of emergency medical care.
We were about two hours from Anhui Children’s Hospital and the skilled surgeons there, and so we immediately offered to drive the baby to Hefei so he could get the operation he needed to survive. Read more.