After this summer’s teacher training, our dedicated Believe in Me teachers returned to their classrooms with lots of great new ideas for their students. We wanted to share some of the fun fall happenings from our Believe in Me school in Jinjiang!
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Sue is a student in LWB’s Fujian Secondary and Higher Education Program. Last fall, she joined our program after it became impossible for her family to afford for her to stay in school.
Sue lives with her father, who had been unable to find work after needing surgery to repair a broken foot. With medical bills and no income, the family had no money left to spare for education. Read more.
Lives were changed forever during our 2010 Physical Therapy Exchange. Just look at this boy’s excitement as he receives a walker of his very own, allowing him to walk independently for the first time ever!
In less than two weeks, Love Without Boundaries’ 2014 Physical Therapy exchange will commence, and we hope to experience once again the joy that is written all over this boy’s face. Read more.
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.
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.