Tag Archives: Huainan

Helping Families Stay United: Love Starts Here

Tom is only a few months old and has undoubtedly had a rough start – but this little guy is a fighter!

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At just ten days old, Tom ‘s family rushed him to the hospital because he was ill, and he had surgery for appendicitis. Then, the surgery site became infected, causing parts of his colon and small intestine to become damaged.  Another surgery removed the damaged areas and gave him a temporary colostomy so he could heal.  Little Tom been in the ICU since the surgery, which means that his family can’t visit him. Read more.

Kisses From Joshua: Love Starts Here

Imagine a little boy who loves his friends and teachers so much that at the end of the school day, he blows them kisses!

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Two year old Joshua is in our preschool class at our Believe In Me orphanage school in Huainan. Joshua is a cheerful, energetic and happy little boy who enjoys school and likes to instruct the class alongside his teachers.
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Happy Teeth

We can’t help it. When we saw Carter this month, the song “Happy” started playing in our heads. If only we were all this happy when we brushed our teeth, no one would ever be afraid of the dentist!

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We have had another great quarter in the Safe Dental Care program, thanks to your support. Due to the donations we have received so far, we were able to begin this program in five of our Believe in Me schools – Changzhi, Jinjiang, Huainan, Lanzhou, Liupanshui, and Shaoguan. Read more.

Bravo to Bethel

It always warms our hearts when organizations in China pull together to help kids in need.

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Over the past year, three children with vision issues who were previously in LWB programs have moved  to the care of Bethel China. Bethel provides highly specialized care for children with vision issues of all severities in a loving, home-like environment. We shared the stories of these three kids shortly after they moved to Bethel. We recently received an update, so we thought you might like to see how well these kids are doing. Read more.

Kylie, Back On Her Feet

Kylie, a beautiful girl in LWB’s Believe in Me Huainan School had outgrown her prosthetic leg and without it was no longer able to move around the classroom or her orphanage by herself. Her teacher and caregivers were having to carry her from place to place, and she wasn’t able to run and play with her friends.
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Filling Tummies for Children’s Day

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June 1st is known as International Children’s Day around the world. Children’s Day, or Liù Yi Guójì Értóng Jié, as it is known in China, is a day that honors the child. In China, children have the day off of school, and children’s admission to many fun and cultural activities is free on this day. It is a day filled with fun, a day that celebrates the joy that is being a child. Read more.

Amber Awaits

Adorable Amber is almost eight years old and awaits her family!  Since 2010, Amber has been in has been in LWB’s Huainan Education program.

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Rob: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Rob entered LWB’s Anhui Healing Home at the beginning of this year. He had an unrepaired cleft lip and palate and also a hernia. Read more.

Friday Fun: A Little Trip Trivia

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This week, three LWB team members from the U.S. are leaving for China to visit existing programs and to hopefully set up some new programs as well. They have a very busy itinerary which includes several different Chinese provinces. As you read about their trip, we thought it would be fun to challenge you with some trivia questions about these areas. Read more.

Five Beautiful Before and Afters!

In November, five children traveled to Shanghai to receive free cleft lip and palate surgeries at Fudan Hospital.  A month before, Fudan contacted us to offer children in our programs these free surgeries to celebrate the opening of their new charitable organization, Bestway.  We scrambled to line up the children in time to travel, knowing this was a wonderful opportunity to receive very quality repairs.

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One of the major stumbling blocks we faced was finding caregivers to stay with the children in the hospital.  Grace and Tony came from an orphanage in Guangdong Province where we recently started an education program, and there weren’t enough nannies from their orphanage to send on the trip.  Read more.

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