Tag Archives: Believe In Me

The 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange: It Begins!

We are happy to report that LWB’s entire medical team has made it safely to China and the excitement for our 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange has begun!

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The group was up bright and early on Sunday morning, if not because of day-one jet lag, then in great anticipation of traveling to Henan province to begin meeting the children we will be helping this week. Read more.

Four Special Students From Believe in Me Qingyang

This spring, students at our Believe In Me orphanage school in Qingyang have been busy with lots of fun enrichment activities. They have been celebrating Chinese New Year, reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, learning about numbers and shapes, and eating lots of healthy snacks – all while having fun with their teachers and friends!

Jane 12.15

We want to show you a typical day in the Qingyang Believe in Me classroom through the eyes of four very special students who are currently waiting to be matched with adoptive families:  Martin, Diane, Jane, and Samuel. Read more.

Brandon: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Brandon from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan is three years old and was born with a form of dwarfism. His teachers tell us that he’s smart and funny and loves to make people laugh.

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Since entering our Believe in Me school at the end of 2014, we have truly seen Brandon come out of his shell. Read more.

Mind Stretching At Our Believe in Me Schools

A mind that is stretched by new experiences never goes back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Children living in orphanages are often not able to attend public school due to their special needs.  As a result, we created our Believe in Me schools, located directly inside several orphanages throughout China. Read more.

Aaron’s Journey

Since the early days of his life, Aaron has been in LWB care. Aaron’s life has been touched by a broad range of LWB programs — Medical, Healing Homes, Nutrition, Education, Foster Care and Advocacy — each one working together to benefit one special little boy.

Aaron baby

In late April 2011, a darling boy started his journey in LWB’s hands. Born with a meningocele (spinal tumor), little Aaron was quickly moved to the hospital where he underwent a complex neurosurgery which also required the placement of a shunt. Read more.

An Adoption Assistance Grant for Robert

We are happy to announce our newest recipient of an LWB Adoption Assistance Grant — Robert!

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Robert is eight years old and attends school at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Lanzhou. He has been diagnosed with EV, or Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis. While his condition is not life-threatening, it is very unusual. EV is a rare inherited condition that is characterized by the development of skin lesions which can be very sensitive to the touch. Read more.

An Adoption Assistance Grant for Aimee

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You’ve already met Luke. Now, we would like to introduce you to our second Adoption Assistance Grant recipient for this year: Aimee! Read more.

Gabe: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Ten-year old Gabe attends the our Believe In Me orphanage school in Shaoguan. Described by his teachers as a happy boy, we can see from these photos that it’s true. Gabe has a smile that can light up the room, and he is rarely seen without his famous grin!

Gabe watermelon

Gabe is very sociable and he gets along well with his classmates. Read more.

Victor’s Day at our Believe in Me School

Our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi serves children with special needs who may not otherwise be able to attend school. Currently, 25 students are benefiting from the program, and we thought it might be fun to follow one little boy, Victor and get a glimpse into his days at school.

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Victor joined our Believe in Me school when he was nearly two years old. Now, he’s six years old, and we have seen him blossom. Read more.

Best Buddies

Today we thought you might enjoy seeing some of the ‘best buddies’ pairs from our Believe in Me orphanage schools as they play and learn together. Forming friendships is an important part of development for all children. For children growing up in an orphanage without a family, friends are a crucial source of support and connection. We are so grateful that our Believe in Me schools foster safe and supportive environments for these friendships to flourish.

Best Friends Noelle Mia
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