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Blanket Delivery from Ireland for Harley and James

The story of conjoined twins Harley and James and their successful separation surgery has captured the hearts and minds of people around the world.  Several weeks ago, we told you the story of a group of Irish schoolgirls who made a blanket to auction off to raise funds for the twins, “SoRoZo: Nine-Year-Old Leaders of Hope“.  The person who won the quilt was none other than our very own Healing Homes Director, Julie Flynn Coleman, and she planned to donate the quilt to the boys.  Since their separation surgery was successful and Harley and James are now two separate boys, the schoolgirls decided to make another quilt so that they could each have their own.

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This past weekend, LWB volunteer Sherri Cox took the twins’ parents and grandmother out to lunch in a restaurant in Shanghai to check on the boys and deliver the blankets to them. Read more.

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SoRoZo: Nine-Year-Old Leaders of Hope

Several weeks ago, I attended our Irish Chinese New Year celebration in Galway, Ireland. This annual event is run by the Irish Chinese Contact Group (ICCG) which has been a wonderful supporter of Love Without Boundaries. Early last month, I heard that Sophie, Roisin and Zoe, all age 9, were going to run a stall at the Chinese new Year event to raise funds for conjoined twins, Harley and James.

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Of course I had seen a photo of the beautiful blanket made in class by fellow students and couldn’t wait to meet the girls. Read more.

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Sending the Luck o’ the Irish to Team LWB!

On Monday, two truly dedicated members of Team LWB — Gina Hall and Julie Coleman — will be participating in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin, Ireland. All funds that they raise through sponsorships will go to help the darling babies at our Henan Cleft Healing Home (HCHH).

To read more, visit our Team LWB website. Please help Team HCHH celebrate their first year and sponsor either Gina or Julie as they run their hearts out for LWB!
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A Day In the Life of Two Healing Homes Volunteers

Jan Champoux, Heartbridge Pediatric Healing Unit Coordinator

1 : an act or rite of dedicating to a divine being or to a sacred use
2 : a devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose
3 : self-sacrificing devotion

“Dedication” is the first word that comes to mind when envisioning LWB volunteers. Our worldwide group of volunteers, as well as our Board of Directors, is one of the most talented and dedicated teams imaginable. Our volunteers come from all walks of life from twelve countries around the world. This foundation is blessed to have so many incredible individuals all working tirelessly for a common cause…to change the lives of orphans in China.

So…what is a typical day in the life of an LWB volunteer?
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Help Bring the Luck of the Irish to Chinese Children!

All around the world today, people will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  The Irish community literally spans the globe with nearly 80 million people claiming Irish descent!  Please join the spirit of those who helped make you the person you are today by reaching out across the world to help heal one of the fragile babies in our Heartbridge Pediatric Healing Unit.  Many fragile babies at Heartbridge are suffering through pneumonia, and many have been hospitalized.  It has been a long and difficult winter, and we still have babies battling for their little lives.  So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we are holding a “Luck of the Irish” fundraiser from March 17-23!  We hope to bring the luck of the Irish to these Heartbridge babies to help raise funds for their continued nurture and care.
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