LWB’s Top Ten Photos of 2013: Kissing Mom
Coming in at number nine is a photo from our Unity Fund program we like to call, “Kissing Mom.” LWB learned of an extremely impoverished family who desperately was trying to get heart surgery for their son Tong. Thanks to our Unity Fund, we were able to heal this little boy’s heart. While he was in the hospital, we learned that his mother was dying of an untreated heart condition as well. She had never sought medical treatment because she wanted her son’s life to come before hers. One of our amazing volunteers asked her church to consider giving the gift of life to Tong’s mother as well, and her surgery was soon fully funded.
This poignant photo shows the moment Tong said goodbye to his mom before she was wheeled back to the operating room. He said, “Mommy, you shouldn’t be afraid! My surgery was not too painful. Just close your eyes, and surgery will be done soon.”
Check back tomorrow for number eight, or see all of our 2013 Top Ten Photos here!