Tag Archives: Anhui Healing Home
Over the last eleven years, more and more orphanages have trusted us and depended on us to help their children born with medical needs. In these cases, we first gather all of the important information about the child, have our medical advisors review their chart, and then we present their case on our website and advocate for funding. Once a child’s surgery is funded, we immediately make arrangements for them to move to the appropriate hospital.
However, some babies arrive into this world with conditions that cannot wait to be funded. Children born with anal atresia, for example, often will pass away if they do not receive surgery within 48 hours of being found. Read more.
When he arrived at the orphanage, adorable Drew was six months old. An echocardiogram revealed this chubby-cheeked cutie was born with multiple heart defects: extrocardia, endocardia cushion defect, and pulmonary stenosis. Within a week he was in Shanghai for life-saving surgery. Drew recovered so well from his surgery that he was discharged less than two weeks later!
Without a doubt, February 14th has come to be synonymous with candy, love, and hearts. Whether you are anxiously awaiting this Friday or dreading everything about the day of love, we at LWB want to tell you about a very special little boy whose heart issues need all the love we can give.
Little Bran was found last April with a box of medicine beside him and a note that he had congenital heart disease. Read more.
Rob is a new arrival to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH), but he is not new to LWB. Rob just arrived from LWB’s Starbridge Healing Home, where he put on his first five pounds in just a couple of short months. Sometimes our healing home bed planning involves moving babies to the home that is nearest to the best medical care for their needs. Rob swapped with another baby for exactly that reason, and we are all delighted to welcome him at AHH. Read more.
Tiny Sienna was just one month old when she was brought to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) as a preemie. At first she had difficulty eating, but our loving AHH nannies worked until she grew strong and healthy. She learned to cry loudly when she was hungry or wanted attention. In fact the AHH nannies reported that Sienna was becoming a little bit spoiled as she wanted to be held and talked to all the time! Rocking in her bouncing chair was the best way to soothe this inquisitive and demanding girl. Read more.
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. ~Winston Churchill
Ita arrived at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) this past June. Just a few weeks old, she was weak and under weight. She had a rash and constant diarrhea, and her cleft lip and palate made it difficult for her to take in adequate nutrition at her orphanage. Read more.
Not only did our three volunteers visit foster care programs in Henan and Anhui provinces, but they also were able to visit three LWB Healing Homes: Heartbridge, Starbridge, and the Anhui Healing Home (AHH). Here are some glimpses into their visits to Starbridge and AHH.
Going to snuggle babies is a tough job, but someone’s got to do it! After a long day of visiting foster families all over Kaifeng, we were excited to visit LWB’s Starbridge Healing Home. The nannies there are so loving and kind, and the babies are cared for in a cozy, warm environment. Read more.
An otherwise ordinary evening in late September was disrupted by the shrieking cry of an infant, clearly just days old. As soon as the orphanage staff laid eyes on her, they realized that this baby girl’s cry was not for a bottle or a diaper change, but due to her very bloated belly that indicated a painful intestinal blockage. Luckily it only took one phone call to Love Without Boundaries, and she was on her way to the hospital to receive the emergency care that she so desperately needed.
Thanks to many generous donors who understand that this type of phone call is not unusual, the emergency funding was available to offer this darling little girl, now called Simone, the intervention that, sadly, her birth parents could not provide for her. Read more.