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Leo: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Leo arrived at LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) weighing just 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) at one month old. His heart defect caused him to be weary from simple acts of eating or interacting for short periods of time.


His loving nannies at AHH worked with him by feeding him nutritious formula in smaller, more frequent doses, which contributed to his steady weight gain.

As the state of his health improved, Leo’s personality began to blossom. After two months at AHH, he began to show off his strength by pushing his legs to a standing position when supported and grabbing his pacifier to pop it into his mouth when it was within reach.


Leo has been at AHH for five months and has nearly doubled his weight. Now, he is a giggly baby and loves to interact with his nanny. He is expected to reach his goal weight to be cleared for corrective heart surgery soon, and we are thrilled to watch his journey unfold.


Leo is in need of sponsors to support him at our Anhui Healing Home. Your sponsorship of $50 per month, or your shared sponsorship of $25 per month, will allow you to receive monthly updates and photos and will give you a wonderful way to watch Leo’s journey continue.

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