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Hudson: A Success Story

Hudson smiled his way into our hearts in April 2010 when we were notified after he arrived at the orphanage very sick with pneumonia. He was hospitalized and treated for the pneumonia, but the doctors discovered he had a heart defect known as PDA (patent ductus arteriosus). Despite his illness, Hudson always had a beautiful smile on his face for the camera.

Smiling Hudson at hospital

As soon as Hudson was strong enough, he was moved to the hospital to have his heart repaired. Read more.

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Sonny: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Sonny is a quiet little boy who was in desperate need of help. When we received his echocardiogram, we were not hopeful that heart surgery would be an option because of the seriousness of his diagnosis. Sonny had Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), a VSD (hole in the heart) very close to his aortic valve, pulmonary stenosis (PS), and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). That is a lot of things to be wrong in such a little heart, and Sonny was very blue. But we sent him to a cardiac hospital in Shanghai to get another opinion.
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