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Kenny: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Little Kenny is the newest recruit in our Xiangtan foster care program. In April he underwent surgery for a serious heart defect. He had a very large ventricular septal defect (VSD), as well as pulmonary hypertension (PH). The PH had resulted in the VSD causing abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs, making the right side of Kenny’s heart work much harder than normal. Kenny needed surgery as quickly as possible to avoid possible congestive heart failure and was moved to one of the best cardiac hospitals in Shanghai.

Kenny quickly became popular with the hospital staff, and they all made a real fuss over him. We are sure you will agree it is easy to see why!

Kenny had a speedy recovery after surgery and returned to his hometown of Xiangtan, Hunan, after discharge where he has now been placed with a foster care family. However, Kenny needs three sponsors to pay for his foster care placement. Foster care sponsorships cost $35 per month, and each sponsor will receive monthly updates and photos on Kenny’s progress. We are sure his sponsors will enjoy hearing and seeing how he settles in with his new family and develops over the coming months.

We have also started to supply all the children under age two in our foster care program with fortified cereal. We would also welcome a nutrition sponsor of $15 per month to provide this nutritional support for Kenny.

We thank you for joining us in helping this young man receive the love and care of a foster family and supporting his nutritional needs.

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