On April 2, a tiny infant was found abandoned at the gates of an orphanage in Jiangxi, severely malnourished and dehydrated. With him was a note from his birthparents.
The birthparents’ note said that Quinn had been diagnosed with a metabolic disorder as well as a malformation of the colon. The concerned orphanage staff called us right away and asked if we could help save his life. Read more.
Imagine you are almost four years old, living in an orphanage in far western China.
When you were a baby, you had surgery for anal atresia. Since then, you haven’t felt great and have needed repeated medical care. One day you find yourself on a train, headed to a faraway city, and your nanny tells you that you are going to meet people who can hopefully make you feel better. After spending some time in the hospital, you move to a warm, colorful, peaceful place with nannies to care for you and help you get better. You are among the first residents of our brand new Loving ARMs Healing Home! Read more.
At 3:00 in the morning, an orphanage in Anhui province received a tiny bundle. When they took a closer look, the baby in their care had likely been born less than 24 hours ago.
They also noticed that he had an abdominal issue that was beyond what they could handle, so they called us to see if we could help. Read more.
Fan is our Medical Program’s newest Unity Fund child. He has been struggling with intestinal issues and was recently diagnosed with megacolon.
He was seen in the local hospital, but when his condition worsened he was transferred to a hospital in Shanghai. Unfortunately his condition continued to deteriorate and the doctors recommended immediate surgery. The surgery happened in mid-April, but his parents are too poor to pay the full hospital bill. Read more.
Thirteen-month-old Celeste joined us at LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home in January, following surgery on her fragile heart.
While she was still recovering in the hospital, it was discovered that Celeste also suffers from a gastrointestinal defect called “megacolon.” Despite the best efforts of the medical staff at Heartbridge Healing Home, Celeste has been plagued by repeated infections and has been unable to gain weight. Read more.