The smile on this girl’s face is enough to light up any room!
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Mateo is helping us to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. In honor of this special time to honor and recognize those with Down Syndrome, we are pleased to announce that we are offering an Adoption Assistance Grant of $2,500 for any family working to bring Mateo home as their son! Read more.
Mario is a shy little three-year-old who lives in our foster care program in Guizhou. We’re pleased to report that he has recently taken a big step: he has started kindergarten!
Every day, Mario wakes up at 7:00 and calls his brother to get up with him and get ready for school. He really seems to like going each and every day.
We had another great day in Kaifeng with eight more children receiving surgery today. We’ll start by telling you about the children who are orphaned first, and then introduce you to some of the wonderful rural families we were honored to help with medical care.
As we mentioned yesterday, four of the little boys on today’s OR schedule were from the Kaifeng PT Center, which is a government-sponsored project run by one of the past directors of the Kaifeng orphanage. Read more.
It was a wonderful Monday in Kaifeng, our first OR day of the week. As our team arrived to the hospital this morning, they were greeted by the same sweet faces as the day before, but luckily with a little less panic and stranger danger than on Sunday.
The medical team gathered together for morning rounds, making sure that there were no developments overnight that would alter the surgery schedule. Thankfully, green lights were given by the physicians for all the kids. Read more.
Conjoined twins Harley and James have been released from the hospital to wait until the full amount of funds have been raised for their surgery. As of now, the surgery to separate the boys is scheduled to occur at Fudan University Children’s Hospital in Shanghai on February 17 if funding is in place — right after the end of the Chinese New Year celebration.
Harley and James’ parents are from a remote farming village in Guizhou, which is a long journey from Shanghai. After the boys were discharged from the hospital, their parents traveled with them to Guangxi province, to stay while they wait for news about the surgery. To save money, they found a house that is scheduled to be demolished, and they will live there until Chinese New Year is over.
We are so happy to report that Luna continues to slowly be weaned from oxygen following her heart surgery in December. Doctors have cut the amount of extra oxygen she is being given by half, and she is definitely showing much more energy and smiles.
Over the weekend, she was able to remove all of her tubes for a short time to be carried up and down the hallways, which she enjoyed a lot. We are so grateful to everyone who has been lifting her up and celebrating with us as she gets stronger day by day. Read more.