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2018 Cambodia Cardiac Trip – Rangsei Village

Our cardiac team visited the children at the Rangsei Believe in Me school on their first full day in Cambodia. LWB’s Rangsei school is now officially registered by the Department of Education and has classes from preschool through sixth grade.

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LWB’s China/Cambodia/US Cardiac Initiative

Around the world, over 1 million babies are born each year with congenital heart defects, with Asia reporting the highest prevalence. Since LWB began by helping one little boy receive heart surgery, providing children with the cardiac care they deserve remains a key part of our charity work. Over the last 15 years, we’ve built strong partnerships with several pediatric heart hospitals in China, and so many lives have been saved with your support.

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2018 Cleft Medical Exchange: Transformations and Thank Yous

Two weeks ago, our 2018 Cleft Medical Exchange wrapped up a very successful trip to Lanzhou, China. Fifty-two children were able to receive life-changing cleft repair surgery!

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2018 Cleft Medical Exchange: Day Six

Another wonderful cleft trip is coming to a close, with 52 children receiving surgery over the last week. We can say with certainty that each and every child who came to see our team has received the message that they’re beautiful, special, and oh so loved.

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2018 Cleft Medical Exchange: Day Five

Day Five in Lanzhou has come to a close, with three operating rooms going nonstop.  It’s clear that the cross-country cooperation between the two teams has really hit its stride, and we’ve got a really smooth system in place now between the OR, recovery rooms, and ward.

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2018 Cleft Medical Exchange: Day Four

Day Four of our 2018 Cleft Medical Exchange is now a wrap, and today nine more children received surgery today.  The team is feeling very tired, but everyone is determined to see the rest of the children healed who qualified for surgery.

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2018 Cleft Medical Exchange: Day Three

Tuesday was a truly great day in Lanzhou, with a whole lot of healing going on. Friendships are being made among the families and caregivers waiting for their children to have surgery, and the whole mood of the hospital was one of excitement.

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2018 Cleft Medical Exchange: Day Two

Day Two of our Cleft Medical Exchange in Lanzhou is now complete. Since it was our first full day of surgeries in an unfamiliar hospital, things were quite hectic at times. We’re happy to report, however, that the Chinese and American teams have definitely found their rhythm and are working side-by-side to provide compassionate care to each of our little patients.

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2018 Cleft Medical Exchange: Day One

Our 2018 LWB Cleft Exchange is now underway in Lanzhou, China. We’re excited to be partnering with the Gansu Provincial Hospital this week to help over 50 orphaned and rural children receive cleft lip and palate surgeries. Sunday began with the official opening ceremony, and we’re very grateful to everyone at the hospital for the warm welcome they extended to our team. Following the official ceremony, it was time to meet and screen the first patients on our list.

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Wendy Marie: Let Love Shine

Many of the babies we take into our healing homes are extremely fragile when they arrive, and it’s clear from their photos that they need intensive one-on-one care to even survive.  This week we shared the story of little Jerome, one of the babies your kindness helped save.  Others, however, come into our hands perhaps looking healthy in their pictures, but actually in need of lots of TLC to have a chance at catching up and finding a home through adoption.

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