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Jordy Waits For Surgery

In September, this tiny little boy was found completely on his own and taken to a nearby orphanage.

The orphanage staff was very concerned, as he was severely dehydrated and had a distended belly. As soon as they called us for help, we agreed to take him to the hospital for emergency care. Read more.

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Baby Cuddling at Heartbridge

LWB’s Chief Administrative Executive Kelly Wolfe recently got to do something that many of us dream about:  she visited Heartbridge Healing Home in person for a session of baby-cuddling!

Since most of us won’t get the opportunity to do the same, we thought we’d take all of you on a little tour of Heartbridge and catch up with some of the darling children there. Read more.

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Celebrating the Dads Who Touch Our Hearts

On Father’s Day in the US, many of us reflect on childhood memories with our father. Some of us are fortunate enough to spend Father’s Day surrounded by our family, making memories we hope will last for years to come. Fatherhood is definitely a privilege worthy of celebration.

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As a Board Member of LWB, I have been blessed to witness a number of men show me what it truly means to be a father. Read more

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John: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

We would like to introduce you to a sweet little guy named John. John is one of the first residents of our brand new healing home, Loving ARMs (LAHH), which officially opened on September 18th.

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This new home will focus on caring for babies born with anorectal malformations (ARMs), providing them with the specialized care and treatments they need.
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Loving ARMS Healing Home…Now Open!

Imagine you are almost four years old, living in an orphanage in far western China.

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When you were a baby, you had surgery for anal atresia. Since then, you haven’t felt great and have needed repeated medical care. One day you find yourself on a train, headed to a faraway city, and your nanny tells you that you are going to meet people who can hopefully make you feel better. After spending some time in the hospital, you move to a warm, colorful, peaceful place with nannies to care for you and help you get better. You are among the first residents of our brand new Loving ARMs Healing Home! Read more.

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Introducing Jeffrey and Ruth

Last week, our focus was naturally on the children with cleft who were having repair surgeries during our Cleft Medical Exchange. But during this time, of course, several other children with different medical conditions came into our care as well.  We want to introduce you to Jeffrey and Ruth, two new babies with anorectal malformations (ARMs) who recently came into our Medical program.

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As we discussed in a recent blog about ARMs (“Announcing the Loving ARMs Healing Home“), children with this condition typically need three staged surgeries. Read more.

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Announcing the Loving ARMs Healing Home

At one point in my life, I had four little boys aged 1-7, and so I am sure you can understand when I say that I lived with a lot of potty jokes every day. My librarian brother fueled the fire by sending them a copy of the Japanese children’s book called “Everyone Poops,” which soon became their “go to” book whenever they got to pick the story of the night. If you haven’t seen this book, it is definitely a no nonsense way of covering one of the most basic body functions, with the final summary that “All living things eat, so everybody poops.”

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I think it is safe to say that anything concerning our bowels causes a wide range of reactions from people. Read more.

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