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#GivingTuesday Gives Hope to Baby Mateo

Yesterday was #GivingTuesday, and we at LWB decided that our focus for this day of giving back was going to be focused on one little baby in a children’s hospital in Shanghai.


While many of us on the western side of the world are shopping for presents, putting up Christmas trees, and hanging our holiday lights, baby Mateo, an orphaned boy from southern China, is undergoing dialysis up to 11 times each day. His kidneys are failing, and doctors are working to prevent complete kidney failure as the family who has chosen him for adoption works frantically to expedite the permissions they need to bring him home. Read more.

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Luna the Lionhearted

After complex heart surgery and three weeks in intensive care, Luna is off the ventilator at last…and is drinking from a bottle! Is it any wonder we call her Luna the Lionhearted?

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Luna is just ten months old.  When we first learned about her, she had been declared “inoperable”.  Since birth, Luna has struggled with lung infections in addition to her heart defect. Read more.

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