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!
Tag Archives: Anhui
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.
At 3:00 in the morning, an orphanage in Anhui province received a tiny bundle. When they took a closer look, the baby in their care had likely been born less than 24 hours ago.
They also noticed that he had an abdominal issue that was beyond what they could handle, so they called us to see if we could help. Read more.
Little Jacob is only three years old. When he arrived at his orphanage, he had clearly suffered a serious injury which sadly impacted his precious eyesight.
Jacob’s orphanage contacted us to see if we could help, and we arranged for Jacob to be taken to Xinhua Hospital to see an eye expert. Read more.
On a routine day in late April, a quiet little girl was admitted to Anhui Healing Home. She had traveled from a rural province of China to be cared for through LWB to prepare for her needed cleft lip surgery.
Meet Adaya, born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and placed into the hands of loving caregivers at AHH who would make sure that she received the care she needed. While Adaya may have started out as shy, her true personality quickly appeared. Read more.
A heart attack is something many of us associate with an older person. Yet even children can have heart attacks. Yesterday we learned that little Maddox, a child from our Unity Initiative waiting to receive funding for heart surgery, had a heart attack. Maddox was rushed to the nearest hospital and thankfully was stabilized. Now, however, he needs a pacemaker to help control his heart’s rhythms and prevent another attack while he waits for his surgery.
Just four years old, Maddox lives in a rural area in Anhui province. His household of nine family members struggles to make a living farming less than one-half acre of farmland that they own. Read more.