Eight-year-old Luke in our Kaifeng foster care program has been singing and dancing his way into our hearts since we first met him as a tiny baby in need of heart surgery.We have been advocating for this little guy to be adopted for so long and have many blogs about him. We hold onto our wish for Luke that he will make his way into the hearts of a forever family soon!
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We are just a few days away from the start of our 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange, and today we wanted to let you know about the importance of “ten” when it comes to the kids.
On our international trips, we use a formula of “10-10-10” which every child needs to meet in order to safely have surgery. Read more.
We are just about two weeks away from the start of our 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange. We want to thank everyone for your kindness and generosity in sponsoring children for their surgeries. LWB is blessed with the most AMAZING supporters! We will of course be blogging each day during the week of the exchange, but we wanted to share a few stories of the children coming ahead of time, so that as you follow along that week, you will know some of their background.
For those new to this type of surgery, you should know that a cleft refers to any gap in a child’s soft tissue, bone, or both. Read more.
Planning a cleft exchange takes at least six months of preparations, and the excitement really starts building when we realize we are less than a month away. We are so grateful to everyone who has funded a child for surgery, and there are some truly beautiful children still needing sponsors in their corner!
Some of the children still in need of sponsors
Some of our supporters have noticed that our cleft exchange surgery costs are a bit more than last year, and we wanted to give you a breakdown on where your donations are going. This year we have set the cost at $750 per child. Read more.
Just one more month until the 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange, which will take place from April 12-18 at the Kaifeng Children’s Hospital in Henan province. If you are a new LWB supporter, you may wonder what a cleft exchange is. We are happy to provide more information so you can join in the excitement!
An LWB Cleft Exchange is a week in which cleft specialists from both the US and China (surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses) come together to share knowledge about the latest developments and advances in the treatment of cleft lip and palate. Dozens of children receive the best medical care possible during this exciting partnership. Read more.
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.
It’s that time of year when many of us receive holiday cards and newsletters from friends talking about their children’s activities and accomplishments of the past year. Since Luke is still waiting for his forever family, we thought we’d take this opportunity to brag about him and everything he has been up to this fall!
Luke is seven years old and is in “senior kindergarten” this year, which he really enjoys. Read more.
While at our Henan Healing Home, Serena had her cleft lip repaired. Read more.
Six-year-old Daniel continues to amaze us with his interests and his abilities! He most recently has started taking a handicraft class at school where he is learning how to use clay and make origami. He loves this time during school and has been working hard to create new things. Read more.
Willetha entered LWB’s Sanmenxia Foster Care Program just after her first birthday. She grew by leaps and bounds within a very short time of being with her foster family! Not only did she begin to crawl, but she began climbing on furniture and attempting to stand independently. Living with her loving foster family allowed her to get constant attention and guidance, especially from her foster mother who remains home with her during the day. Read more.