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Sunday Surgeries and Updates: The Hefei Cardiac Exchange

Sunday was another great day in Anhui at the first international pediatric heart exchange with Hefei Cardiac Hospital, Little Hearts Medical, and Love Without Boundaries. Our medical exchanges are true collaborations between the medical teams, and this trip allowed for many discussions on the latest advances in research and patient care. During rounds, the doctors checked carefully on each of the children who received surgery on Saturday.

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Coming Together to Save Lives

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I have now been part of the nonprofit world for ten years, and when I first began with LWB, I had this wonderfully naïve idea that everyone in the charity world would all be on the same team, with the same goals of making sure as many kids as possible get the help they deserve. It was very, very hard for me those first few years to realize that the nonprofit world can be quite brutal at times. I guess just like with everything else that involves money, there can be a dark side as well. And so whenever I see charities all working TOGETHER to change lives, I feel it is something to be celebrated. I read a quote once that said something like, “It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place.” Baby Jacob is a perfect example of how much good can happen when different charities come together for a common cause. Read more

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