Counting Our Blessings on the Twelve Days of Christmas: Our Medical Team
On the eighth day of Christmas, we give special thanks for the incredible team of doctors and surgeons that help LWB both in China and around the world. Many of the children we are asked to help have very complex medical conditions, and we are so fortunate to have medical advisors in many countries who help us make the best treatment plans possible for the kids. One-year-old Evan is a baby who benefitted from the highest quality medical care. He was born with a serious heart defect and was very weak when we first learned about him. Doctors at Fudan University in Shanghai were able to do his first stage operation, and Evan immediately began to thrive. Evan will need his next operation within a year, and we are all hoping that a family will step forward to adopt him so that his next surgery can be done with his very own mom and dad by his side. Evan is currently on China’s shared adoption list, and we are giving him lots of TLC at our Heartbridge Pediatric Unit while he waits for someone to choose him as their son.
In fact, today we were lucky enough to get a copy of Evan’s letter to Santa, and here is what he wrote:
I have been a very good boy this year! For Christmas I would like a
You know, Santa…what I really wish for is a family I can call my own! I’ve heard my picture and story are on something called the “shared list.” I’m not really sure what that is, but everyone seems pretty excited about it. They say that my forever family can find me on there.
Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact [email protected] with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your local adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.