June 1st: A Huge Day for Our Henan Healing Home
This was a memorable day on 2 counts:
First, it is the day our home opened … Children’s day 20099!
Last week was a hive of last minute prep work with contracts being signed with the local children’s hospital, formula and clothes ordered and our very 1st baby located. This precious baby hails from Jiangxi Province many hours and train trips away.
Stephanie, our home manager over the last 3 months, has made this apartment into the welcoming home it needs to be. Here’s some before and after shots:
She has hired our very special nannies and trained them in the extra special art of nurturing a child born with cleft lip/palate. It is only fitting that our first baby carries her name in her honour.
The 2nd memorable point of the day is that half a world away Team LWB participated in the Irish – Dublin Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon race event. 13 supporters from UK and Ireland coming together to help our home . . . and more importantly help these very special children realise their potential.
What a day! Well done Stephanie!
Welcome baby Stephanie!
Julie Flynn Coleman, HCHH Coordinator, lives in Dublin, Ireland and participated in the Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon. She is married to her beloved Colm 27 years, is Mom to 3 wonderful daughters born in China and so thankful that now there is a 2nd Healing Home for LWB! You can support her fundraising efforts of behalf of HCHH at this link: http://www.teamlwb.com/flora-womens-mini-marathon-e4/julie-flynn-coleman-m39/