Tag Archives: VSD

Laurie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week


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.

Patrick post surgery anal atresia

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.

Baby Bran

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

Chandler: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Five month old Chandler has made great progress recently at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home.  Meal time is one of her favorite parts of the day.  Hopefully, she likes alphabet soup, as her complex heart defect includes several acronyms! She was born with a complex heart defects including pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect (VSD), and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Read more

Unity Fund Girls

The goal of Love Without Boundaries’ Unity Fund is to keep impoverished families together by providing medical care to children in need. Today we’d like to feature two lovely girls, one of whom has already had her surgery through our Unity Fund and one of whom is hoping to be funded for surgery.

Beautiful Yuqing is new to our Unity Fund Program and is in the hospital awaiting urgent heart surgery. Her VSD has gone unrepaired for a long time as her parents have waited and hoped that they would have enough money to pay for her surgery. Read more.

Branson: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Branson was born with complex heart defects, including Transposition of the Great Arteries, Pulmonary Atresia, Complete Endocardial Cushion Defect, VSD, and ASD. Branson has spent the past two months at an LWB healing home, receiving specialized care, with a tentative surgery date scheduled for August. However he has recently been experiencing episodes of severe breathing distress when the weather gets hot and oppressive, or when he cries. His doctors advise that he have surgery immediately.

Through the generosity of our supporters, nearly $9,000 has already been raised for Branson’s surgery, with a little over $2,200 remaining needed. Read more.

Help For Their Hearts

LWB’s Medical Program has many beautiful children with heart disease waiting for their chance at surgery right now. We wanted to profile three of the kids today, with the hope that their remaining funds needed can be raised for their treatment.  Please share with anyone you know who might want to give these precious children a true second chance.

Shelby came to our attention after an adoptive mom visited her orphanage and was told by the nannies that she wasn’t doing well due to her severe heart disease. Read more.

Layla’s Happily Ever After

Once upon a time… a baby girl was born in China but was abandoned shortly after her birth. She was fortunate enough to be adopted by a local family as an infant, and her life as a daughter began.

Little Layla’s story sadly doesn’t end there. Her parents eventually divorced, and she was raised by her loving mom. When Layla was six, her world fell apart when her mother passed away and she was an orphan once again. Read more.

A Boy’s Plea To Live

Fourteen-year-old Chun Xia lives with his mother in an extremely poor area of China.  When his father passed away two years ago from heart failure, Chun Xia took it quite hard and suffered from headaches, loss of appetite and fatigue. At first, his mother didn’t worry too much. When his complaints became more serious every day, his mother took him to a big hospital in the city of Xian as their area has a serious lack of medical resources.  The hospital discovered that like his father, Chun Xia also suffers from congenital VSD in addition to pulmonary hypertension (PH).  Congential VSD is not considered a particularly serious heart disease, but surgery can be quite risky when combined with PH.  Chun Xia and his mother were quite shocked and upset by this news as they did not have any idea that he suffered from the same heart problems that caused his father’s death.

With hopeful hearts, Chun Xia and his mother traveled to Shanghai in search of medical help. Read more.

Josie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Sweet Josie’s very large ventricular septal defect (VSD) heart defect needs to be repaired fairly soon. At just five months old, her life is just beginning, and she has such a bright future after her heart is repaired. One day we may read about her winning the lead role in a major ballet production or finding a cure for cancer. Or perhaps Josie will choose to be a teacher or engineer. While we do not know what desires are in her little heart, our desire for her is that she will have a healthy heart, find her forever family, and have the opportunity to pursue her dreams. Read more.