Tag Archives: VSD

Joy: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

This beautiful baby came to us during the last week of 2015, during the season of joy — and thus was named baby Joy!

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Joy is ten months old and needs surgery as soon as possible to repair two holes in her little heart which are causing her health to fail. Joy also has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and it is fairly common for children with Down Syndrome to also have congenital heart issues. Read more.

Violet and Malcolm from Gansu

Tiny Violet’s life has been a real struggle so far.

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On November 10th, she joined us at our Heartbridge Healing Home at five months old, weighing just 2.2 kg or 4.8 pounds. Even with our nannies’ best efforts and special formula and bottles, Violet is not gaining as she should. We hope that she will turn a corner soon, grow stronger, and gain enough weight for her cleft lip repair surgery. Read more.

Julie Ann

What a thrill to begin a relationship with a new orphanage! We just recently began working with Bozhou, an orphanage in northern Anhui. Bozhou was just granted permission to begin international adoptions, and so we look forward to helping as many children as possible find healing and then a permanent family. Children like lovely Julie Ann.

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Hope for Nancy and Her Family

Nancy’s father is a farmer with an elementary school education. Although he works hard at farming, their income is minimal and is dependent on the weather and crop prices. Nancy was often sick as an infant and required multiple hospitalizations, putting a huge financial strain on this family.

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After repeated hospitalizations for illnesses, her parents took her to two different hospitals for tests to determine why she was always so ill. Read more.

Hugs for Henry

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Henry is a handsome two-year-old boy who has been a part of our Loudi foster care program for a little over a year. Although his needs are complex, Henry has the most beautiful smile and is so full of joy! Read more.

Loving Linda

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Typical newcomers at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home are teeny-tiny, frail, and underweight infants. Linda, on the other hand, was already six months old when she arrived needing specialized care and nutrition due to her VSD heart defect. Read more.

Angie

Angie and her parents will celebrate her first birthday in October.  She was born with ventricular septal defect (VSD) – commonly called a “hole in the heart”.

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The hole in Angie’s heart is big enough that her heart is working too hard and she is developing pulmonary hypertension. Read more.

Laurie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Laurie came to LWB’s attention when she was two months old because of a pretty serious heart defect. She was admitted to our Heartbridge Healing Home so she could be closely monitored while she gained weight to qualify for her heart surgery. Read more.

Patrick: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Patrick is a little guy with great timing: He arrived at his orphanage just when several LWB volunteers were wrapping up a visit there. He was a newborn with the special need of anal atresia and needed immediate surgery. Patrick was just in time to hitch a ride with our volunteers to a prominent children’s hospital, where he had surgery that evening.

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Surgery was a success, and several weeks later tiny Patrick was discharged to LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home. Read more.

Bran’s Heart

Without a doubt, February 14th has come to be synonymous with candy, love, and hearts. Whether you are anxiously awaiting this Friday or dreading everything about the day of love, we at LWB want to tell you about a very special little boy whose heart issues need all the love we can give.

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Little Bran was found last April with a box of medicine beside him and a note that he had congenital heart disease. Read more.

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