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Frankie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Tiny Frankie was born with bilateral cleft lip and palate and a minor heart defect. It is difficult for a busy orphanage to give cleft-affected babies the extra time and attention they need, especially at feeding time. Frankie was four months old and weighed only nine pounds. He needed help to be able to gain weight and be medically stable so he could have the cleft lip repair surgery that would make eating so much easier.

Frankie as new arrival to healing home

He arrived at LWB’s True Children’s Healing Home (TCHH) in Fujian early this month after a long journey from his home orphanage in Shaanxi Province. Unfortunately, when he arrived, it was realized that he had actually lost weight since the last report. He is now receiving around-the-clock care from dedicated, specially trained nannies at TCHH. At meal time he┬áreceives nutritious fortified formula in the arms of a nanny knowledgeable in the proper positioning needed for babies with cleft lip. He will receive regular check-ups from our doctor who visits TCHH weekly. Frankie has come to a healing home that will give him the best chance to prepare him for surgery, stand by him through surgery, and care for him as he recovers.

Featured child Frankie

Sponsors are needed to support Frankie’s stay at TCHH. Sponsorships are $50 per month, or shared sponsorships are available for $25 per month. Sponsors will receive monthly updates and photos of this precious young boy.

Frankie sitting

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