Tag Archives: Orphanage Assistance
Eight-year-old Yue lives with her parents in a mountainous area of Shaanxi province. She was born with PFO, or patent foramen ovale, a heart condition, and her family is very poor and cannot afford her medical care.
Her mother heard about LWB’s Unity Fund, which provides assistance to impoverished families, at the local civic affairs office. So Yue’s mother and father gathered their daughter and began the journey to a hospital where they knew LWB works. Read more
John entered LWB’s Foster Care Program three years ago at the age of five. He naturally felt scared and alone at first, but he quickly grew very close to his foster grandfather, who took a special interest in John. John had recently undergone a spinal surgery to improve his leg strength and was fitted with leg braces to aid in his progress.
John and his foster grandfather learned together how to operate his leg braces and have been practicing his walking every day at the park since the day they met over three years ago.
One of the first things expectant parents often do is begin thinking about a nursery and how to decorate and furnish it. A beautiful room complete with changing table, toys, and a beautiful crib may be waiting for that precious baby when he or she arrives.
Of course newly arrived children at an orphanage don’t get met with this same scenario. Read more.
While we wish we could post the photo of every child we helped in 2012, we hope you will enjoy this much shorter snapshot of some of the joys of this last year!
In January, we celebrated our Unity Fund, which works to heal poor, rural children so that families can stay together. HeQing’s father had no financial means to heal his precious daughter’s heart, and we are so grateful to our donors who gave her this second chance at a healthy life. As you can see, her smile absolutely lit up the hospital ward! Read more.
LWB has been asked to do a very special project for a rural, mountainous village in southwest Guizhou Province. ChaYing village, home to a Buyi ethnic minority group, is one of the poorest villages in Guizhou. We have been asked if it would be possible for us to provide a new coat and warm thermal underwear to every child in the village. There are 105 children who currently live in Chaying.. Read more.
LWB has previously provided the Linyi SWI three posterior walkers for their children with cerebral palsy. Our China Orphanage Assistance Program’s Director recently received a call from the orphanage asking about the possibility of receiving more walkers. They said the walkers we sent work extremely well for kids with cerebral palsy or other walking issues.
Hudson smiled his way into our hearts in April 2010 when we were notified after he arrived at the orphanage very sick with pneumonia. He was hospitalized and treated for the pneumonia, but the doctors discovered he had a heart defect known as PDA (patent ductus arteriosus). Despite his illness, Hudson always had a beautiful smile on his face for the camera.
As soon as Hudson was strong enough, he was moved to the hospital to have his heart repaired. Read more.
LWB’s Orphanage Assistance Program has evolved over the years and is the parent program to LWB’s Nutrition Program program. Did you know that nutrition was actually the first program we began in China…even before Kang’s heart surgery? When Amy Eldridge first visited an orphanage in 2003, she wrote about how hard it was to see the toddlers eating just a tiny bowl of rice, and how they scraped down the sides to get every grain because they were so hungry. As she left that day, she pressed $300 into the hands of a trusted doctor and told him to buy the kids additional food. Read more.