Tag Archives: healing home

Jose, Lover of Life

Several years ago, we received a call about a newly-found little boy who was born with cleft lip. I remember seeing his first photo thinking he had some pretty wonderful hair, and I was so thankful when he was able to be moved to our Anhui Healing Home right away for nurturing care.

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Baby Jose, as he was quickly named, settled right in with his nannies and soon became the ultimate charmer. Read more.

Face to Face with Love

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My husband and I adopted our daughter from Anhui Province last month.  This was our second adoption trip to China, and an important part for me was meeting the babies that I know so well through my role as Anhui Healing Home (AHH) Coordinator. Read more.

Abigail: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

In June LWB received a call about a baby girl who was just two weeks old, abandoned with a stubborn case of pneumonia and clear signs of a recent IV. We were able to move her to a hospital immediately, start up what we assume was a second course of antibiotics, and a few weeks later welcome her to LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home.

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This sweet little peanut gained a pound and a half during her first month at Heartbridge, and she is obviously feeling much better. Read more.

Home Improvement

One big change in any family’s life when they welcome a child is the sheer amount of stuff that comes with that child.

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Bottles, diapers, clothing, toys, and equipment of every shape and size require a lot of storage space.  LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) has been caring for babies since 2008.  This healing home is set up in a cozy home-like setting with three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Read more.

Leo: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Leo arrived to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) weighing just 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) at one month old. His heart defect caused him to be weary from simple acts of eating or interacting for short periods of time.

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His loving nannies at AHH worked with him by feeding him nutritious formula in smaller, more frequent doses, which contributed to his steady weight gain.
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Healing Heart Defects: A Team Effort

When one of LWB’s China Medical Directors is asked to help a child with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) it is just the first step in a long journey of hope through healing.

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Our first step is to determine the type of CHD. There are more than 40 different types of heart defects with a range of severity for each case. LWB’s Medical team gets evaluations in China as well as from a team of specialists on our Medical Advisory Board to determine what type of surgery the child will need and what other type of care they will require. Read more.

Baby Brent

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Sweet baby Brent was born with an intestinal malformation called anal atresia and was rushed to the hospital for surgery this week to save his life. He is in ICU but is rallying and recovering, something for which we are very grateful.
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Dominic: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Darling Dominic started stealing our hearts the moment he came into LWB’s care as a tiny six-week-old with a serious heart condition. After spending four months in one of our healing homes and growing stronger each day, Dominic was ready for his life-saving heart surgery. In true Dominic fashion, he quickly captured the hearts of the doctors and nurses as well. Read more.

Patrick: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Patrick is a little guy with great timing: He arrived at his orphanage just when several LWB volunteers were wrapping up a visit there. He was a newborn with the special need of anal atresia and needed immediate surgery. Patrick was just in time to hitch a ride with our volunteers to a prominent children’s hospital, where he had surgery that evening.

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Surgery was a success, and several weeks later tiny Patrick was discharged to LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home. Read more.

Hooray for Heidi

In early spring of 2013, we received a call from an orphanage in Jiangxi province. They had admitted a tiny baby girl with complex heart disease who was fighting for her life.  We immediately made plans to move the baby (whom we named Heidi) to one of the top pediatric heart hospitals in China.  Most of the babies we move out of province travel by train, but in this case Heidi was just too fragile.  It was arranged for her to go by private car, with both an IV and oxygen bag, as her situation was truly critical.

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