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Esophageal Atresia: Meet Baby Mya

Earlier in January, LWB was contacted by an orphanage who had just received a newborn baby in critical condition. Mya was severely dehydrated and struggling to breathe. We immediately rushed her to a top children’s hospital, where she was diagnosed with a condition known as Esophageal Atresia (EA). EA is a rare congenital birth defect that impacts approximately 1 in every 4,000 newborns.

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Birth Defects

The first two reasons for the shift in orphanage populations in China are both positive ones – an evolving attitude towards girls and the sharp increase in domestic adoption. The third major reason, however, is quite sad.

Birth defects in China have risen 70% in the last decade. (See Source 1). Mr. Jiang Fan, of the National Population and Family Planning Commission stated that birth defects now affect one in ten households in China, with a child being born every 30 seconds with a medical need. Read more.

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Isn’t she adorable?! Gwen is 5 months old and has a serious abdominal birth defect. She is currently stable but needs reconstructive surgery as soon as possible. She needs $4000 for her surgery and travel to Shanghai. To help sponsor Gwen’s surgery, please visit http://www.lovewithoutboundaries.com/medical_sponsor_child.cfm. We gratefully accept donations of any amount towards her surgery. […]

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Sophie Needs Your Help!

Sophie needs your help!

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Can You Help Amy?

Amy is a tiny newborn from Guiyang with a serious birth defect. This birth defect is life-threatening if not treated surgically within the few first months or even weeks after birth. We were told last week that little Amy is having a lot of pain and discomfort, and her stomach is now getting quite large.

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