January is the perfect time to reflect upon the year that just ended. Last week we featured a look back at our Medical program’s highlights, and this week we will be focusing on some of our favorite moments from our Education programs in 2016!
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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.
The spirit of Santa was present at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan this past week, as everyone enjoyed a festive holiday party. Many of the children dressed up as Santa and elves, and smiles abounded! Read more.
Both November and National Adoption Month are now over and the crazy month of December has arrived. But the end of 2016 makes us even more determined to feature some beautiful waiting girls in our programs in the hope that their forever families see their photos and fall head over heels in love!
Niamh, 11 years old (Dingyuan foster care) — $10,000 Older Child Grant from Reece’s Rainbow grant available
Because we believe so strongly that every child born deserves a permanent family of his or her own, we of course celebrate each and every time a child in one of our programs is adopted. We just had to share the wonderful news that since the beginning of 2016, twenty children from our foster care program have been adopted, both internationally and domestically!
We wish a fond farewell to seven boys and thirteen girls who are now precious sons or daughters. Read more.
Brandon from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan is three years old and was born with a form of dwarfism. His teachers tell us that he’s smart and funny and loves to make people laugh.
Since entering our Believe in Me school at the end of 2014, we have truly seen Brandon come out of his shell. Read more.
When we tell the stories of children in our Medical and Healing Homes programs, we often mention the nannies. The crucial role that these women play in the lives of the children in their care cannot be underestimated. Healing Home nannies typically spend more time with these children than anyone else has in their entire lives. The first real relationship that many of these orphaned children will have with an adult is with their nanny.
One of the former nannies in our healing homes program, Liu Yan, tells us about her experiences and feelings — from the nanny’s perspective. Read more.
Since the early days of his life, Aaron has been in LWB care. Aaron’s life has been touched by a broad range of LWB programs — Medical, Healing Homes, Nutrition, Education, Foster Care and Advocacy — each one working together to benefit one special little boy.
In late April 2011, a darling boy started his journey in LWB’s hands. Born with a meningocele (spinal tumor), little Aaron was quickly moved to the hospital where he underwent a complex neurosurgery which also required the placement of a shunt. Read more.