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Down Syndrome Love: Without Boundaries!

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All month, we’ve been celebrating the many incredible children in our programs who were born with Down Syndrome. On the final day of October, we are putting them all together to showcase how down-right amazing they are!

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Haircuts at the Healing Home!

If you follow our Healing Home work, you know our nannies are wonderful at feeding, rocking, and playing with the children in our care.  There’s one job, however, where they call in reinforcements, and that’s when the kids need a good old-fashioned haircut.  Luckily, after running our Anhui Healing Home for the last ten years, our manager Paddy is a pro with the clippers. We thought these recent photos were too cute not to share.

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Baby Joanna, Tiny Warrior

Yesterday we shared A Year with Val, a story about a ten-month-old girl who came into our care in January of 2016 and has since graduated to foster care after a year of struggles and surgeries. Today we want to share the story of another girl whose story is quite different — yet just as inspiring.

In October, we received a call from an orphanage. They had just received a baby girl who had been abandoned with a rare condition in which her intestines and liver were outside her body. Read more.

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Noah’s Race to Help Children in China

As most people know, a marathon is 26.21 miles. College student Noah Finco set a goal of running the 26.21 miles of the Bank of American Chicago marathon as a way to raise $2,621 to help children in LWB’s Healing Homes program. Noah’s mother, Kate Finco, is part of LWB’s Leadership team, and so Noah knew that the funds he raised would be put to excellent use to help medically fragile children.

Noah and his proud mom, Kate Finco

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Change for Change: A Lenten Campaign

In early January, we asked our supporters to consider setting up a Change (Lives) Jar to collect the spare change in your wallet or purse to help orphaned children. One of our dedicated volunteers in Ireland had the wonderful idea of conducting a special Change Jar campaign during the season of Lent.

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If you observe Lent, we invite you to collect your extra change to help fill the tummies of the fragile babies in our healing homes. Funds raised will be dedicated specifically to purchasing formula for babies in our healing homes through our Healing Home Nutrition fund. Read more.

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Change (Lives) Jar

How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions? One common resolution is to get organized and declutter. Another is to do something productive with the year ahead by helping others. What if you could combine these two resolutions into one easy new habit that would both declutter and change lives at the same time?

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Dear LWB friends and supporters, we propose starting a Change (Lives) Jar for 2016. Read more.

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Vote For LWB’s Top Ten Photos of 2014!

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Every year, we receive thousands of photos of children in our programs.  Whether they are in the hospital receiving medical care, in our healing homes, living with a foster family, attending school, or receiving extra nutritional support, our managers in China document their progress and lives for us so that we can share their news with their sponsors and our supporters. We recently went through thousands of photos to bring you our favorite 33 photos from 2014.  Now, it’s up to you to help decide which of these should make our annual Top Ten Photos of the year! Read more.

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Emergency Medical Fund

1kgpreemieOver the last eleven years, more and more orphanages have trusted us and depended on us to help their children born with medical needs.  In these cases, we first gather all of the important information about the child, have our medical advisors review their chart, and then we present their case on our website and advocate for funding. Once a child’s surgery is funded, we immediately make arrangements for them to move to the appropriate hospital.

However, some babies arrive into this world with conditions that cannot wait to be funded.  Children born with anal atresia, for example, often will pass away if they do not receive surgery within 48 hours of being found. Read more.

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Rob: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

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Rob is a new arrival to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH), but he is not new to LWB. Rob just arrived from LWB’s Starbridge Healing Home, where he put on his first five pounds in just a couple of short months. Sometimes our healing home bed planning involves moving babies to the home that is nearest to the best medical care for their needs. Rob swapped with another baby for exactly that reason, and we are all delighted to welcome him at AHH. Read more.

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LWB’s Top Ten Photos of 2013: Shane and His Nanny

Coming in at number three in our Top Ten Photos of 2013 is Shane and his adoring nanny.

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Shane came into our hands at our Anhui Healing Home when he was just one month old. Born with a bilateral cleft lip that made it difficult for him to eat, our patient nannies soon had him drinking milk like a pro. Read more.

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