Herakles was born in rural Guizhou Province with a heart defect and an intestinal obstruction. Through LWB’s Medical Program, he received life-saving surgery for both conditions.
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When I first got actively involved with charity work in China, I kept hearing about a wonderful foster care program in Guiyang, Guizhou which was supposedly one of the largest foster care programs in that country. Over the years, we were contacted by many foster families there who hoped LWB could provide medical care, such as heart surgeries, to the children they were caring for. We were always happy to help. As those children were adopted, I would often hear from their new parents about how loved their children were in foster care.
This past April, we finally met in person with the heads of this program, a married Chinese couple who have been fostering children since 1999.
Mighty Jay was welcomed into LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home (TCHH) in Fujian last month, and he immediately treated us all to a big, wide smile!
Jay is two months old and was born with a severe bilateral cleft lip and palate. His condition can prove difficult to care for by busy orphanage staff due to the special time and attention his feeding needs present. TCHH is a perfect fit for Jay, where he has been eating, sleeping, and growing like a champ! Read more.
While we wish we could post the photo of every child we helped in 2012, we hope you will enjoy this much shorter snapshot of some of the joys of this last year!
In January, we celebrated our Unity Fund, which works to heal poor, rural children so that families can stay together. HeQing’s father had no financial means to heal his precious daughter’s heart, and we are so grateful to our donors who gave her this second chance at a healthy life. As you can see, her smile absolutely lit up the hospital ward! Read more.
Baby Ellie came to our attention when her orphanage contacted us about a cyst in her brain. We moved little Ellie from our healing home in Fujian up to Shanghai for neurosurgery.
In this photo she was running a low grade fever and didn’t sleep the night before. Her nanny said she is a sensitive baby who was upset by being in the hospital, and this photo captured a moment where she was trying to gently comfort her.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa
From the first time we saw Jonathan, we knew there was something special about him: his smile. When he arrived at LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home (TCHH) in Fujian from his home orphanage in Guizhou Province, Jonathan weighed only 4.6 kg. (10.1 lbs.) and was very tiny and weak. Read more.
Last month three LWB program directors visited some of our foster care programs in Anhui, Hunan, and Fujian Provinces. All the children were given individual gifts, and each child was also presented with a warm winter coat. A tremendous outpouring of support for our recent Coats for Kids project provided winter coats for children in all of our foster care programs, which were very much appreciated by the children and their families.
Valentina, whose story has captured so many of our hearts, has started a new chapter with her forever family. This week, after spending the day with Valentina, her new family made it official. I know that many of us who have adopted have similar “first family photos” that look something like this:
Valentina, named because she came to our team’s attention on Valentine’s Day 2012, came to us with a diagnosis of Failure-to-Thrive. Read more.
Rosalind, a beautiful and smart young lady in LWB’s Fujian Secondary and Higher Education Program, has recently begun her second year of university. She is not only studying as a full-time student but is also an active member of the university’s debate team.