Tag Archives: Cerebral Palsy

Reflections on the 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange

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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.

Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day — and Grant!

Today is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day in the United States. We have children with cerebral palsy in most of our programs all around China, but today we wanted to celebrate one special boy — Grant!

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We first became acquainted with Grant when he attended our Believe in Me orphanage school in Shantou from 2007 to 2013. Grant had been living at the orphanage and getting physical therapy for his cerebral palsy. Read more.

Seeking a Family for Shane

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Five year old Shane came into foster care from his orphanage already having an idea what it would be like. He had heard all about having a foster family in school from his two best friends from school, Bobby and Daniel, and it seemed like he couldn’t wait to have a foster family of his own! Read more.

Cassie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Seven-year-old Cassie is a student in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Shaoguan. Described as a very sweet, active and happy little girl, Cassie frequently has a big smile on her face.

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A Grant for Grant

Introducing Grant, LWB’s newest Adoption Assistance Grant recipient!

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Grant is a sweet and curious eleven-year-old boy who has just entered our foster care program in Shantou. This handsome boy may look familiar to some of you as he was in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Shantou for the past six years prior to its closing. We would love to see Grant find his forever family in 2015! Read more.

The Girls Who Wait

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Currently, 75% of the children waiting to be adopted from China are boys, a fact which surprises many people just learning about orphaned children in China. However, today we want to showcase our waiting girls, ranging in age from 12 to 8 years of age.  Please take a look at these beautiful faces and click on the link to read more about them! Read more.

Elin’s Emerging Smile

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For the past five years, Elin has been living in our Dingyuan foster care program. During that time, we have seen her grow in confidence and lately have loved seeing her smile get bigger and more confident. Now, this lovely girl is eligible for adoption and is just waiting to be chosen by a family! Read more.

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.

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.

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