Tag Archives: Cerebral Palsy

Bronwyn: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Children are like flowers, water them daily with love and watch them bloom.– Anonymous

Change can be difficult for everyone. For a child in an institution, however, new experiences — even positive ones — can be especially hard.  That was the case for sweet eight-year-old Bronwyn who joined our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang last fall. Read more.

Auction to Benefit Children at the Kaifeng PT Center

Over 100 orphaned children with cerebral palsy live at the Physical Therapy (PT) Center in Kaifeng, Henan. The center serves the entire province, and orphanages from throughout Henan send their children to the center for healing care.

Kaifeng PT Center Children Wheelchairs

In addition, a number of children in the local community are served daily by the PT Center even though they do not live there as residents. Read more.

Jacqueline: Blossoming at Our Qingyang Believe in Me School

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. ~Marilyn Monroe

One of the best things about our Believe In Me orphanage schools is seeing students who may not otherwise have a chance of attending school begin to blossom and grow in the classroom setting. Eleven-year-old Jacqueline from the Qingyang orphanage is one such student. She has cerebral palsy and limb differences and uses an assistive device to walk, so attending a public school would not be possible for her in China.

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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.

Lucia: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Lucia 1

Eleven-year old Lucia is an active, happy girl who attends our Believe In Me School in Shaoguan. Her teachers say she always has a smile on her face! Lucia’s teachers also say that she spares no effort to do everything to be the best of her ability. Read more.

Alex: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

This little boy is a treasure! 

Alex2 7.15 Lanzhou

Six-year-old Alex is described as happy, helpful and very well-behaved. He has been diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. Watching Alex grow and gain confidence in our Believe In Me orphanage school in Lanzhou has been very exciting and encouraging. Read more.

2015 Teacher Training Has Begun!

Teacher training teams A and B have arrived at their first locations! LWB’s three teacher training teams collaborate with teachers in our Believe in Me (BIM) Schools about how to better meet the needs of students with a variety of abilities and challenges.  Yesterday, Team B visited the Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi. The fun has begun!

TT2015 Day1
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Miss Megan Awaits A Family

Megan from our Guiyang foster care program is jumping for joy at the news of her Adoption Assistance grant!

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Joyful Jason

Jason is a handsome three-year-old boy who has been in our Sanmenxia foster care program since last September.


Jason is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but that has not prevented him from growing and thriving! Read more.

Reflections on the 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange


As someone who was on the ground with the children during our 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange, it is difficult to reflect upon everything that happened last week. That being said, it’s even harder to try and condense all of my thoughts into a single blog post! Read more.