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Timothy, Ready and Waiting!

This sweet smile belongs to Timothy, a young man who was in LWB’s Nutrition program in Deyang, Sichuan Province, in 2007.  Timothy received club foot casting through An Orphan’s Wish in Guilin, using the Ponseti method to gently move his feet into proper position. He arrived in August 2009 and was discharged nearly a year later in July 2010. Timothy also has a diagnosis of arthrogryposis. Currently he is six years old and wears an insole in his shoes. He no longer wears braces except for when he sleeps at night.
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Katie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Six-month-old Katie came to our Heartbridge Pediatric Healing Unit this spring to treat club feet caused by arthrogryposis (a disorder that is causing contracture of the joints in Katie’s hands and feet), and also to help Katie gain weight. At two months of age, she weighed only 2.19 kg or 4.8 pounds. Look how tiny she looks in the picture below!
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