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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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