Tag Archives: Anhui

Penny: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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When we first met Penny, she was seven months old and weighed less than 10 pounds. Penny was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, which can cause difficulties with eating. However, she was also struggling with keeping food down, and her physician and her caregivers were not sure why.
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Edward: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Three-year old Edward joined our Dingyuan foster care program in Anhui in November and he has settled in well. He loves playing with other children and really enjoys going to kindergarten with his foster brother and sister. Described as ‘sociable and mischievous’, he is a typical active little boy. His smile says it all! Read more.

Vivienne’s Second Chance

Back in August, we were contacted by an orphanage who had just taken in a tiny preemie baby weighing just over 1 kg. We rushed little Vivienne to the provincial children’s hospital, where she was admitted to the NICU and placed on oxygen.

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Ting: LWB’s Featured Student of the Week

Describing herself as an extrovert and a tomboy, Ting is a cheerful 18 year old in our Anhui Secondary and Higher Education program who has overcome many struggles in her life. Ting says that even though she has had her troubles, she tries to always remain optimistic. Laughing and talking with her friends helps her remain positive, and she seems to get along well with just about everyone.

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Cohen

Back in August, we were contacted by an orphanage in Anhui province who had taken a premature baby into their care. They told us the baby was very difficult to feed and listless, with a very low body temperature.

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We rushed little Cohen to the provincial children’s hospital for emergency care, where doctors stabilized his temperature in an incubator. Read more.

Top Ten Photos of 2014: Every Child Counts

As this year comes to a close, we bring you the photos that YOU and our other supporters chose as your two favorites of 2014!

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When our foster care director visited an orphanage in Anhui Province this year, to see if there were more children who could join our program, this little boy grabbed onto her hand and wouldn’t let go. It was like he was saying, “Don’t forget me!” Read more.

Helping Families Stay United: Love Starts Here

Tom is only a few months old and has undoubtedly had a rough start – but this little guy is a fighter!

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At just ten days old, Tom ‘s family rushed him to the hospital because he was ill, and he had surgery for appendicitis. Then, the surgery site became infected, causing parts of his colon and small intestine to become damaged.  Another surgery removed the damaged areas and gave him a temporary colostomy so he could heal.  Little Tom been in the ICU since the surgery, which means that his family can’t visit him. Read more.

Cohen: Love Starts Here

As the writer Eda LeShan once said,  “A new baby is like the beginning of all things –wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”  

Baby Cohen on intake

Little Cohen was born prematurely and came into our hands weighing just 2 kg. His orphanage had called us when he was first found because they were worried about his tiny size. Read more.

Alone

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Since I returned from my recent trip to China at the end of October, my thoughts have been with the newly abandoned babies in the hospitals. As I walked through the huge wards of critically ill children, rooms overflowing with dozens of children in every possible space, I realized just how strong orphaned babies with medical needs must be. Read more.

October Visit to The Healing Homes and Foster Care

October was a very special time for our Healing program, as a group of LWB volunteers made its way to China. We all agree that it was a wonderful and extremely productive trip, and we hope you will enjoy reading all about it.

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First things first:  nothing was going to happen until we snuggled some babies, so we headed to Heartbridge on the morning of October 25th. Read more.

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