With the onset of summer, the children in our Education Nutrition program are enjoying the abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables as part of their schoool “snack”.
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Many beautiful new smiles were made during our Cleft Medical Exchange this April!
Before the surgeons could work their magic, the children all had to meet several important milestones, one being that babies must weigh at least ten pounds before having surgery. Ten pounds doesn’t sound like a difficult weight to meet; however, one of the most immediate concern for a baby born with a cleft lip and palate is weight gain. 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.
Ten-year old Gabe attends the our Believe In Me orphanage school in Shaoguan. Described by his teachers as a happy boy, we can see from these photos that it’s true. Gabe has a smile that can light up the room, and he is rarely seen without his famous grin!
Gabe is very sociable and he gets along well with his classmates. Read more.
Our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi serves children with special needs who may not otherwise be able to attend school. Currently, 25 students are benefiting from the program, and we thought it might be fun to follow one little boy, Victor and get a glimpse into his days at school.
Victor joined our Believe in Me school when he was nearly two years old. Now, he’s six years old, and we have seen him blossom. Read more.
How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions? One common resolution is to get organized and declutter. Another is to do something productive with the year ahead by helping others. What if you could combine these two resolutions into one easy new habit that would both declutter and change lives at the same time?
Dear LWB friends and supporters, we propose starting a Change (Lives) Jar for 2016. Read more.
For most of his life, Luke has been a part of Love Without Boundaries’ programs. He started out in our Nutrition program when he was just a baby and then moved into our Education program when he was three years old.
Luke is now seven years old. In December, his teachers told us that he was struggling to catch his breath and that his lips were turning blue when it was cold. After an evaluation at Hefei Cardiac Hospital, doctors told us that Luke needed immediate heart surgery. Left untreated, the Tet spells he was having could possibly be fatal. So Luke put on a brave face and smiled before his surgery. Read more.
The dictionary says that a snack is a small portion of food eaten between meals. Here in the U.S., we often think of a snack as a pleasant treat – cookies or chips – something we enjoy but don’t really need.
Alan in our Zhang Village foster care program doesn’t know it, but his yogurt is a great source of calcium and vitamins A and D, nutrients that will help his bones grow strong! All he knows is that it tastes delicious.
In addition to providing a loving environment for children in need of families, our foster care families also provide quality nutrition. Good nutrition is often taken for granted but is crucial to any child’s development. Read more.
When a child enters our foster care program, we are concerned with all aspects of their development including how they are growing. Foster care managers visit the children in our programs once a month, and we can closely track their development. Last spring, our foster care managers and coordinators noticed that Catey and Ander, who had already had cleft repair surgery, still weren’t gaining weight, and so they contacted our Nutrition program for help.
Sometimes children continue to have difficulty feeding even after surgery. When this happens, we turn to special formula to make every drop count. Read more.