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Bekah’s Watermelon Run

Preparations are underway for one of our favorite events of the year, coming up at the end of September: Bekah’s Watermelon Run! As a baby, Bekah was cared for at our Heartbridge Healing Home. We all rejoiced when she was adopted, and then grieved with her family when she suddenly passed away months after coming home. Bekah’s big sister Lindsay (seen here in the middle) had an idea for honoring her little sister: a race to raise money for “other little Bekahs”

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Brent, Preparing for Surgery

Brent is coming up on his very first birthday! Now that he is almost one year old, doctors feel it is time for him to have corrective surgery.

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Happy Volunteer Week 2017!

Did you know that April 24-28th this year is National Volunteer Week? Today I want to give an enormous shout-out to all the AMAZING volunteers who are the heart and soul of LWB’s work with children. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t give thanks for getting to work alongside them to impact the lives of vulnerable children around the world.

If you take nothing else away from this blog, just know that the LWB volunteers are truly extraordinary people, giving their time in a thousand different ways to make sure as many kids as possible get the help they deserve. Read more

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A Year With Val

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.

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Grateful For Our Healing Homes Village

This was Marcus at one year old.

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.

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Erin: Preparing for Heart Surgery

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.

2016-06-14 Erin

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.

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Baby Cuddling at Heartbridge

LWB’s Chief Administrative Executive Kelly Wolfe recently got to do something that many of us dream about:  she visited Heartbridge Healing Home in person for a session of baby-cuddling!

Since most of us won’t get the opportunity to do the same, we thought we’d take all of you on a little tour of Heartbridge and catch up with some of the darling children there. Read more.

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Mountains, Memories, and Motivation: Bekah’s Watermelon Run 2016

On August 26 and 27, I had the pleasure of accompanying my mother to Littleton, Colorado to run the second annual “Bekah’s Watermelon Run.” This run is in memory of a little girl named Bekah who had once lived at LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home, which is how my mother knew her (she volunteers as coordinator for the home). Read more.

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Graduating to Foster Care: Andrew, Walter, and Henry

What?  It’s time to graduate already?

That’s right, Andrew!  You and your buddies Walter and Henry from our healing homes program have grown and thrived and made us smile. As much as our healing home nannies and sponsors will miss you and your antics, we know that it’s time for you to graduate to the next chapter of your life:  living with a foster family. Read more.

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Brent: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Near the end of June, our Heartbridge Healing Home welcomed Brent, a two-week-old boy who had been born with left hand and arm differences, plus two small holes in his heart.

Brent intake 6.23.16

We are hopeful that those holes will close on their own, but Brent’s hand could use a little medical intervention. He is missing a bone from his forearm, and a wrist deformity is causing his hand to bend at an awkward angle. In addition, Brent is missing his thumb on that hand. Read more.

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