Counting Our Blessings on the Twelve Days of Christmas: Lives Saved
On the ninth day of Christmas, we are giving thanks for all the lives saved this year thanks to our wonderful supporters. You wouldn’t know it from this adorable photo, but little Cody arrived into LWB’s hands in June of this year critically ill. Weighing just two kilograms at two months of age, his initial photos showed a listless baby who was gray in color and too weak to eat. We immediately moved him to the hospital, where he was treated for severe malnutrition, dehydration, and blood poisoning. After being stabilized, he was discharged to our Anhui Cleft Healing Home, where he got the TLC he deserved and where he steadily began gaining weight and confidence that his needs would be met. Soon the somber little baby we all worried so much about was transformed into a healthy baby boy who charms everyone he meets. Cody was ready for his life-changing cleft lip surgery in October and recovered beautifully. He is graduating this month from our cleft home into foster care, and we can’t wait to watch him continue to grow and thrive. We are sure everyone would agree that our world is definitely a much brighter and better place because baby Cody survived!