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Vivienne’s Second Chance

Back in August, we were contacted by an orphanage who had just taken in a tiny preemie baby weighing just over 1 kg. We rushed little Vivienne to the provincial children’s hospital, where she was admitted to the NICU and placed on oxygen.

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Shayla: A Ray of Sunshine!

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Sweet Shayla is described as adorable, happy, lovely and loving in reports stretching back to 2012. That was when she first came into LWB care diagnosed with a cranial meningocele. Read more.

Meet Hayes: Focus on Teratoma

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An orphanage recently contacted us who had taken in a baby with a very large tumor on his lower hip and back area. We made arrangements to move baby Hayes to Shanghai to be evaluated for possible surgery. Hayes was diagnosed with a teratoma, a solid tumor which is present at birth. Read more.

Grumpy Benjamin: Turning that Frown Upside-Down!

This sweet baby boy came into orphanage care when he was just a few weeks old, with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. It would seem that feeding attempts by his birth family were not very successful, as he was malnourished and dehydrated upon arrival. That furrowed little brow said it all…life had not been very easy up to that point.

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After some initial lab work was done, Benjamin was moved to our Heartbridge Healing Home a couple of weeks later. Read more.

LWB and Sevenly: Carpe Diem for Medically Fragile Babies

Our social media pages and website are filled with photos of beautiful children who generally look happy and healthy. However, it’s sometimes easy to forget that most of these children came into LWB care because they were in medical crisis.

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Children like Christi and Little Joe, who were born with their organs on the outside of their bodies…who after months of hospital care are now thriving with the love and attention of our Healing Home nannies. Read more.

Cohen

Back in August, we were contacted by an orphanage in Anhui province who had taken a premature baby into their care. They told us the baby was very difficult to feed and listless, with a very low body temperature.

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We rushed little Cohen to the provincial children’s hospital for emergency care, where doctors stabilized his temperature in an incubator. Read more.

Snapshots of 2014

On this very last day of 2014, we give thanks for all the lives changed this year because of your support. This week we’ve been reflecting on just how much we have accomplished together and have chosen a few special moments to highlight. Join with us in remembering a very special year of hope and healing, and please know that none of it would have been possible without you.

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Top Ten Photos of 2014: Every Child Counts

As this year comes to a close, we bring you the photos that YOU and our other supporters chose as your two favorites of 2014!

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When our foster care director visited an orphanage in Anhui Province this year, to see if there were more children who could join our program, this little boy grabbed onto her hand and wouldn’t let go. It was like he was saying, “Don’t forget me!” Read more.

Top Ten Photos of 2014: Donny and Leo

Donny was born with a condition known as ankyloglossia, where his tongue was tethered to the floor of his mouth. He had surgery earlier this year and then came to stay with us at our Heartbridge Healing Home.

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Upon arrival he was very weak, and he was unable to put any weight on his legs. The nannies worked hard at giving him lots of one-on-one care and attention, and soon Donny was zooming around the home in his walker. This photo was taken when he was grinning ear to ear over this wonderful accomplishment! Read more.

Top Ten Photos of 2014: Scenes from the Hospital

Many of the children in our care have medical needs and require surgery, and as a result we see quite a few photos of children in the hospital. Today’s Top Ten Photos could not be more different, however!

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LWB held another successful medical exchange in April, with Chinese and American doctors coming together to heal children born with cleft lip and palate. This photo captured a great moment we called “Triple Trouble,” as these three little ones from Gansu Province awaited their surgeries. Read more.

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