Tag Archives: Anhui

An Update on Christine

Back in February we shared the story of a little baby we named Christine, who was found outside on a cold winter day after being born too soon. Thankfully, her orphanage called us right away, and we were able to help with her hospitalization so she could get the emergency medical care she needed.

Christine was struggling to breathe when found, in respiratory distress due to pneumonia. Read more

Joyful Jordy

Last fall, we were contacted by an orphanage who had just received a baby boy born with the medical need of anal atresia, a congenital birth defect that affects about 1 in every 5,000 births. For many children born with this condition, surgery is needed almost immediately to survive, and it was particularly sad for us to learn that someone in Jordy’s life, perhaps his birthparents, had arranged for him to get the emergency surgery he needed.


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Baby Christine and Baby Tessa

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.

Jordy Waits For Surgery

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.

The Story of Lovely Linda

Let us tell you a story about a little girl named Linda. In Spanish, “Linda” means pretty — and we think this Linda is that, and more!


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Connie: 5 Pounds and Counting

Earlier this month, we introduced you to another preemie who had been found in January and taken to an orphanage in central China.  The staff of the orphanage called us right away, and baby Connie was immediately moved to the NICU of the provincial children’s hospital.  This photo shows how tiny she was compared to the diapers on the bed with her!


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Preemie Stephen

On Christmas Eve, a tiny preemie baby was found in rural Anhui. Baby Stephen, as he came to be called, weighed a little more than two pounds and needed immediate intervention to remain alive.

Thankfully, his orphanage called us right away, and he was moved to the top children’s hospital in his home province where he began a fight for his life.
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More of The Year in Foster Care: 2016

This week, we continue to highlight some of the exciting developments in our foster care program.


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A Look Back: More 2016 Medical Program Highlights

Previously we shared our Medical program’s highlights from the beginning of 2016. We hope you’ll join us today as we revisit some of the stories and successes from the middle part of last year. Read more.

A Busy Week for our Unity Initiative

Our Unity Initiative works in partnership with hospital foundations to assist impoverished families meet the medical needs of their children. This program fills in the gaps to help families during an incredibly stressful time. This week, we have quite a few children and their families either preparing for or having surgery. Join us as we meet a few!

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