Summer is the season for children everywhere. For the children in LWB’s Believe in Me Huainan School, it is break time from the routine, accomplishments, and strides of the school year. Longer periods of outdoor playing, field trips, and summertime haircuts are in store. Daisy is one of those children who loves summer. Read more
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I have now been part of the nonprofit world for ten years, and when I first began with LWB, I had this wonderfully naïve idea that everyone in the charity world would all be on the same team, with the same goals of making sure as many kids as possible get the help they deserve. It was very, very hard for me those first few years to realize that the nonprofit world can be quite brutal at times. I guess just like with everything else that involves money, there can be a dark side as well. And so whenever I see charities all working TOGETHER to change lives, I feel it is something to be celebrated. I read a quote once that said something like, “It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place.” Baby Jacob is a perfect example of how much good can happen when different charities come together for a common cause. Read more
LWB’s Secondary and Higher Education (SHE) Program helps make dreams come true. We help students in China who excel in their classes but whose family circumstances prevent them from being able to afford the financial cost of continuing their education. Our SHE program provides tuition, books, and living expenses for students in middle school, high school, and college programs.
Zoe is a student who did well in her middle school class, and she hopes to continue her studies in high school if she can obtain financial support. Read more
One of the most common and urgent special needs we are asked to help with is a condition called Anal Atresia (AA). Many years ago, we had a supporter complain that she shouldn’t have to read “that word” while drinking her morning coffee, so for quite some time we actually would say that a child had an emergency intestinal issue instead. With so many orphaned children having AA, however, we think it is important for people to understand just what this medical need entails. We care for many children with this condition at both our Heartbridge and True Children’s Healing Homes, and with proper medical care, the majority of them do extremely well.
One of our great volunteers has put together an information sheet about this medical need called, “Spotlight on Anal Atresia“. “Poop. Kids giggle at the mention of it…” is how this fantastic little piece begins! Read more
Joel would like to wave his magic wand and make a brand new floor seat appear! These little seats are designed for babies who can’t yet sit upright by themselves and have many benefits. In this position, babies develop head and trunk control, and the seats are also beneficial for little ones who need to stay upright for a time after feedings. Best of all for Joel and his friends at Heartbridge Healing Home, these seats give them a “toy-level” view of the room! Read more
Little Matt was admitted to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) when he was five months old. Born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and a hernia, Matt needed the extra care that our specially trained nannies could give him in the healing home. The AHH nannies went right to work to with a special feeding regimen and also to try and keep him happy so that his crying wouldn’t exacerbate his hernia. Within two weeks Matt had settled in well and decided that he really liked his “VIP” status! Read more
The medically fragile babies, like Vicente, in our healing homes have many needs. One of their most basic needs is good nutrition to help their bodies heal. For some of the babies, though, drinking a warm bottle of our standard formula isn’t a pleasant experience.