During the 2012 LWB cleft exchange, Marieli had cleft palate surgery. She was a particular favorite on the cleft trip, receiving lots of cuddling from the American and Chinese volunteers. The doctors blogged about Marieli and her surgery, and you can read all about it here. After surgery, Marieli recovered at LWB’s Henan Healing Home where she was adored. In May, she graduated from the Healing Home into foster care.
From the cleft exchange trip, we remember a curious and engaged little girl following our volunteers around to see what they were doing. We were so excited for the next adventure that we hoped lay ahead for her: Adoption. Read more