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Hope and Healing for Ye Yu

In July, our blog called “Out of Despair, a Chance for Hope” featured a boy named Ye Yu from the countryside of Anhui.  Ye Yu’s soulful expression and story of his parents seeking to fund their son’s heart surgery against all odds resonated with our supporters, and the response was phenomenal. In just seven days, his surgery was completely funded!

As these photos show, Ye Yu has recovered nicely from his heart surgery.  This handsome boy is now also a much healthier boy and has been discharged! He will undergo a blood examination two weeks after discharge and have his medication adjusted.  A long course of treatment is still ahead.

Ye Yu’s father told us how happy they were to receive the news of his discharge after more than 100 days in the hospital.  He is quite moved by the support and says he will never forget the help from the hospital, the ward, and Love Without Boundaries.

Before being discharged, Ye Yu left a handmade doll. The doll represents an immortal in a Chinese fairy tale — someone who is very young, but capable.  Ye Yu likes to imitate this character. Perhaps he now feels capable and strong as well!

Ye Yu also left this drawing:

This drawing shows him in between his mom and dad next to a small house with some very tall flowers.  He also drew the sun, clouds, a bird and a very large dragonfly in the sky. What a typical picture for a five-year-old boy to draw! It’s clear that he feels everything is now fine with the world, and he is surrounded by the love of his mom and dad.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope. ~Maya Angelou

We are so grateful to our incredible supporters for giving the gift of a hope — and a second chance —  to this beautiful little boy.

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  • Please issue a tissue warning next time! I can’t even put into words how much this means to me as the Momma of four heart children whose first families might have hoped for that second chance for their child … and felt the only way was by abandoning them. It really takes away a bit of the hurt to see stories like Ye Yu’s and his family. This is really what the world is all about. I just wish we heard of more stories like his.

    Blessings to this beautiful boy and his amazing family. I hope he has many years of good health to come!