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Learning about Lymphedema

From time to time, we will have a child in one of our programs who has a diagnosis that is unfamiliar to most people. We have found this to be the case for one of the boys in our Changzhi foster care program, eleven-year-old Yago. Due to the severity of his diagnosis, and the need for him to receive medical care, LWB volunteer and pediatrician Jenny LaBhan was able to help shed some light on why adoption is Yago’s only hope.

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Yago, Full of Determination

Yago recently received a brand new coat to keep him warm this winter!  We think he looks incredibly handsome in his new jacket and love the shy, hopeful smile on his face.

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Yago is ten years old and has been waiting for so long for a forever family of his own. As the years go by and Yago becomes closer to age 14 — the age at which children are no longer eligible for adoption in China — we remain hopeful that a family will see what we see in Yago: a serious, artistic, somewhat shy boy who wants to live as normal a life as he can, surrounded by a loving and caring support system. Read more.

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Yago’s Chance for a New Life

It was 2011, and Yago had just entered our Believe in Me School in Changzhi. We knew then that he needed special care for his leg.

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Over the years, however, we have learned through consulting with experts that the best opportunity for Yago to receive the ongoing care that he needs for his condition is to be cared for by a family able to thoroughly address and consistently manage his care. Read more.

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