Tiny Tessa is a little fighter!
Several weeks ago, an orphanage in Anhui called us about a newborn preemie who had been left on her own. We called her Tessa. Read more.
At the very end of February, on a winter night that dropped to just 24 degrees, a tiny newborn baby was found outside in the cold. Sadly she wasn’t found quickly, and by the time she was taken to a nearby orphanage, she was in respiratory distress which soon led to pneumonia. LWB was happy to help with her emergency hospitalization.
Baby Christine, as she came to be called, was admitted to the NICU. Thankfully with antibiotics, a warm incubator, and lots of care by the hospital nurses and doctors, she was able to be discharged to our Anhui Healing Home yesterday. Although she is still very tiny, we know she is mighty. Read more.
In September, this tiny little boy was found completely on his own and taken to a nearby orphanage.
The orphanage staff was very concerned, as he was severely dehydrated and had a distended belly. As soon as they called us for help, we agreed to take him to the hospital for emergency care. Read more.
This week as we look back on 2016, we want to concentrate on the success of our healing homes programs. The reality is that every baby who came through the doors of our homes could be featured, as each one was in need of specialized care due to their medical needs. It’s difficult to pick just a few to highlight, but today we want to tell you about a very special little girl named Val.
The first ten months of Val’s life were a true struggle. Read more.
Share the Love this holiday season! As 2016 comes to a close, we invite you to share a photo of your family with the hashtag #ShareTheLove.
Send it to us via a direct message on Facebook or Twitter, post to our Facebook wall, or email it to [email protected], and we’ll add your family to our #ShareTheLove 2016 photo album on Facebook. Read more.
His orphanage called us for help because he weighed just 3.6 kgs, or 8 pounds, at twelve months of age. At the time we met him, he was a fragile, underweight boy who had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is Marcus now, after six months in our Heartbridge Healing Home. We think his happy smile and chubby cheeks say it all! Read more.
Little Erin is a beautiful ten-month-old girl with Down Syndrome who has been living at our Heartbridge Healing Home. In addition to being diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Erin also has a heart defect called ventricular septal defect, or VSD. Heart defects are actually a very common health issue for children born with Down Syndrome.
Recently, our nannies noticed that Erin’s lips and fingers were turning blue when she exerted herself and that she needed a break during feedings. Read more.