Tag Archives: Cerebral Palsy

Reflections on LWB’s 2014 Teacher Training

No child should have to grow up in an orphanage. But, for those children who do live in orphanages, we wish we wish all of them would have access to education. LWB has created Believe in Me schools inside orphanages so that children born with special needs can have their own opportunity to go to school. This summer, we held a week long training for teachers from all of our orphanage schools.

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This special teacher training was hosted by the Shaoguan orphanage last month, and we saw children who were clearly loved by their teachers, regardless of their special needs. Read more.

Mischievous Matthew

Meet mischievous Matthew, a three year old boy in our Shantou foster care program who is waiting to be chosen for adoption!

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Matthew has been described as a little mischievous because he is always doing something with a playful smile on his face. Read more.

2014 Teacher Training: Moving Right Along!

The 2014 Teacher Training  is moving right along!

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On the second day of the training, Mary Beth Doerr showed teachers how to stretch and position children with cerebral palsy. Read more.

Megan

Since 2005 when she was just a baby, Megan has been a resident of our foster care program. Like any child in our programs, we had dreams for Megan that included seeing her in the arms of her forever family. However, we did not know that her adoption file was available until this past week. We’re so excited that Megan too will have her chance to have a family of her own!

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When she was still an infant, Megan was matched with a family.  However, that potential placement was disrupted prior to finalization when clear signs of cerebral palsy were discovered. Now nine years old, we have watched her grow up from her baby days to the beautiful girl that she is now. Read more.

Education for All

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Today we want to introduce you to just a few of the amazing kids who are hoping to have the chance to continue to attend school through our Believe in Me orphanage school program in Lanzhou. For less than $1 per day, you could sponsor one of these children for a month and receive quarterly updates and photos of them and their school-day adventures.  Even better, you would be providing a life-changing experience for a child who doesn’t have another opportunity for education. Read more.

Tender-Hearted Timothy

It’s not our disabilities, it’s our abilities that count. ~Chris Burke

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Timothy is a four and a half year old boy in our foster care program in Guizhou province who needs a forever family to love him. Read more.

Physical Therapy Training for Shantou

One of the most memorable joys of parenthood is watching your child take their first steps. How proudly a parent shares that miracle with the world. Those first steps are steps out of babyhood and toward independence.

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For children in an orphanage, especially children born with physical challenges like cerebral palsy, first steps are a struggle which require not only encouragement and opportunity, but a skilled caregiver. Read more.

Adopting a Child with Cerebral Palsy: Henry’s Story

March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, and we think it’s a perfect time to catch up with Patrick, a child with cerebral palsy who was adopted nearly two years ago.

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We had already gone down the special needs adoption road, and I had been advocating for Patrick for months. Patrick was a nine-year-old boy with a somewhat obvious special need, and no one was stepping forward for him. For some reason my heart would pound when I looked at him. Read more.

Daniel Can

Every month in Daniel’s foster care reports there is one word that is never used: “can’t”. It seems there is nothing that this animated five-year-old boy in our Henan foster care program cannot do!

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Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Daniel is said to be jumping on one foot, standing on one foot for long periods of time, jumping off three stairs, and playing football! Read more.

Welcoming New Students to Jinjiang Believe in Me

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The Jinjiang Believe in Me (BIM) School is something special.  Children with special needs who are unable to attend a regular public school participate in meaningful educational activities that allow children to grow both cognitively and emotionally. Jinjiang BIM teachers receive specialized training to help their students reach their full potential. Read more.

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