The start of a new year is always a great time for reflection, and here at LWB we love the month of January as a time to remember all of the beautiful children who came into our hands the year before. Over the next three days, we want to share some of the highlights from our Medical program, as supporters like you helped so many incredible kids receive life-changing medical care. Let’s go month by month to remember some of the very special children you impacted.
Tag Archives: Henan
Daniel has been a part of our foster care program in Sanmenxia for the past three years. We have blogged on Daniel many times, yet sadly he still waits. We are pleased to announce that LWB is now offering a $2,500 Adoption Assistance Grant for the family who ends up adopting Daniel!
Over 100 orphaned children with cerebral palsy live at the Physical Therapy (PT) Center in Kaifeng, Henan. The center serves the entire province, and orphanages from throughout Henan send their children to the center for healing care.
In addition, a number of children in the local community are served daily by the PT Center even though they do not live there as residents. Read more.
Friday in Kaifeng was bittersweet, knowing that it was the final day of surgeries and that the trip was soon coming to a close. We began the day with lots of discharges, and while we were sad to see our little patients go, we are sure the children were ready to leave the hospital! To each of them, we send our warmest thoughts and wishes for a beautiful future.
It was a wonderful Monday in Kaifeng, our first OR day of the week. As our team arrived to the hospital this morning, they were greeted by the same sweet faces as the day before, but luckily with a little less panic and stranger danger than on Sunday.
The medical team gathered together for morning rounds, making sure that there were no developments overnight that would alter the surgery schedule. Thankfully, green lights were given by the physicians for all the kids. Read more.
We are happy to report that LWB’s entire medical team has made it safely to China and the excitement for our 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange has begun!
The group was up bright and early on Sunday morning, if not because of day-one jet lag, then in great anticipation of traveling to Henan province to begin meeting the children we will be helping this week. Read more.
Two weeks from today, a team from around the globe will be making their way to China for a united purpose: LWB’s 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange.
I’ve been volunteering for LWB Healing Homes for over three years now. I spend my days and weeks as part of an international team watching over and making plans for the fortunate little ones who come into care at our Anhui Healing Home (AHH). The ones who don’t enter LWB care are never far from my thoughts, either. I can’t wait to get my feet on the ground and meet children like little Chisholm face-to-face. Read more.
Samuel was born with a cleft lip and palate in a remote part of the Tibetan Plateau. Last April, he and his father and uncle made the long journey from their home to Henan province so that Samuel could have cleft repair surgery during our 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange.
Recently one of our volunteers visited Samuel at home, and we are happy to report that Samuel is doing very well! Read more.
During February, we have celebrated children in our foster care program and shared how foster care is about family. This month, the children in our Sanmenxia foster care program in Henan got to experience a very special first with their foster families.
It all started with a mention from our foster care manager that the older boys were longingly watching children in their neighborhood ride bicycles. Oh, how they hoped to someday have a bike of their own! Read more.
Despite his age, thirteen-year-old Jimmy is one of the newer members of our foster care program in Sanmenxia. Five months ago, Jimmy left the only home he knew, his orphanage, to live with a foster family so that he could attend public school for the first time. Read more.