Tag Archives: Zhejiang

Celebrating 2012

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.

Zane’s Adoption Grant Just Doubled in Size!

When Zane was found as an infant, he had blue lips and breathing problems. A doctor told the nanny at his orphanage that he most likely would not live past five years old. Under the watchful and loving care of his nannies, Zane lived to five years old and beyond, but doctors still told them that his heart defect was too complicated for surgery. Yet still, Zane fought to survive. He was nine years old when he was noticed by our medical team, and LWB Spain raised the funds to provide him with surgery that healed his heart. Read more.

Zane Takes a Break

The last time we met up with Zane, we imagined that he was hard at work writing a memo to his future family. It seems that they are not responding as quickly as he had hoped, and he is still waiting for them! So while he waits, he’s decided to take a break from work and play for awhile…like the ten-year-old boy that he is.

Zane was once a a boy with unhealthy blue lips and fingers who caught the eyes of one of our medical team in photos taken at his orphanage in Zhejiang. Sponsors from around the world stepped in to fund his heart surgery (see “Zane’s Miracle”), and now he is no longer blue…and has energy to spare!
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Henry Hams It Up!

Henry, the Boy from LiShui, continues to smile! We have done two blogs on him in the past (see also “More Smiles from Henry”), and there isn’t a single photo in which he isn’t beaming ear to ear. In these newest photos, we can see that being in front of a camera brings out Henry’s inner ham as he definitely likes to grin and pose! What a winning smile he has.
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Dancing Shane

In the interest of adoption, LWB Community will be profiling some waiting children whose orphanages have asked for help in finding families for them. However, we do want to be clear that these children are not in LWB programs, and we have no personal knowledge of them.

Shane is a darling four-year-old boy from Lishui orphanage in Zhejiang province. His multiple special needs include a deformity of his right ear, rickets, and a right arm deformity. The person who took these photos for us noted how extroverted he is and how much he likes to dance. Apparently, it took some convincing to get him to stop showing off his dance moves so she could get a good photo of him. It sounds like he is a fun-loving little boy!
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A Memo from Zane

MEMORANDUM
April 29, 2011
To: Families Seeking a Clever, Happy, Loving Son
From: Ten-year-old Zane from Zhejiang

Please be informed that I am still waiting on word that my family has found my file and sent in their paperwork to bring me home. It’s pretty hard for me to understand what is taking so long as I have been ready to meet them now for such a long time! While I wait, I have been trying to stay busy.   Besides my schoolwork, I have been very busy rehearsing for the upcoming Children’s Day performance. Because I have a reputation for having great rhythm, I have learned many dances that I would be pleased to show anyone who is interested.
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Little Leo, All Bundled Up

The Year of the Rabbit celebration came and went a few weeks ago, and our little Leo turned a year older…now he’s three! “Snuggly Leo” was featured on the LWB blog last fall and has not yet found his own family to snuggle with. It’s hard to imagine who could resist his innocent little face, especially when it’s framed by a puppy-ears hood!
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Positively Pamela

I would like to introduce you to playful Pamela, a beautiful ten-year-old girl who lives in Zhejiang Province. I first heard about her a little over three years ago when I joined a parent Yahoo group for her orphanage when I was hoping to go to China to adopt my own daughter. One of the ladies on the group had visited this orphanage when she adopted her son, and not only did she get me a few photos of my soon-to-be daughter but also told me about Pamela. She was concerned about her because Pamela has brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta). This is a disorder which leaves the child with weak bones which can break easily.  Perhaps because of this condition, Pamela’s adoption paperwork had never been submitted. My friend made a donation to LWB  to provide vitamins for her, which is generous and wonderful…but what Pamela really needs is a family and medical treatment.
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More Smiles from Henry, the Boy from LiShui

The shortest distance between two people is a smile. ~Author Unknown

Last summer we published a blog about Henry, the Boy From LiShui. We wanted to put out the word that Henry is still waiting!  Eleven-year-old Henry would love to be adopted. His special need is a mild problem in his lower left limb, which doesn’t seem to slow him down too much.  It’s plain to see from these pictures that Henry has a winning smile that exudes friendliness!  We think his kind heart just shines through.
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Rochelle the Budding Artist

Rochelle is a lovely four-year-old child with an artistic streak that she uses to express her sunny personality. Though she cannot stand or walk, she has very creative hands that can do wonders. Rochelle loves to draw colorful pictures of flowers and the sun! Her painting is full of creativity and features quite unusual shapes. Not wanting to limit herself to one art form, Rochelle is surprisingly good at paper-cutting (for a four-year old!) and can cut shapes such as flower baskets, planes and birds.
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