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Phillip’s Indomitable Spirit

Back in early March, LWB was asked to help a beautiful baby boy named Phillip from an orphanage in Fujian province. Phillip had been born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a complex congenital heart defect which is surgically repaired either shortly after birth or later in infancy. We moved little Phillip to Shanghai for surgery, and everyone on his hospital ward quickly fell in love with his outgoing and lively disposition. Phillip had his essential surgery on April 8th, and like all babies who have open heart surgery, he was placed on a ventilator. Read more

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Luna: Defying the Odds And Fighting On

Luna has proven to be a mighty warrior and continues to defy all odds.

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Once declared “inoperable”, this beautiful little girl is only ten months old and has struggled since birth with her health. In addition to battling a significant congenital heart defect, Luna has fought life-threatening lung infections again and again. Read more.

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