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THE GOOD NEWS on Cleft Bottles

Love Without Boundaries’ Supporters are the BEST! Our Cleft Bottle Program is no longer accepting donations because it is FULLY FUNDED. Want to hear the good news or the bad news?

I’ll share the good news first: We can fund a LOT of cleft bottles to orphanages all over China!!

The bad news? Not enough orphanages know about this!
If you know of an orphanage that needs cleft bottles please contact orphanage.assistance@lwbmail.com.

Wait, there’s even more good news!
MORE babies will have FULLER tummies if we can get the word out!

Suzanne Damstedt is the Orphanage Assistance Director for Love Without Boundaries. She lives in Washington State with her husband, Darrell. They have 8 children: 6 bio kids and two daughters adopted from Shantou, Guangdong Province and Lishui, Zhejiang Province.

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  • Suzanne,

    My family and I are currently living in Shanghai China for my husband’s job with a medical devices company called Covidien.

    Covidien has been supporting the work of Operation Smile with grant funding for the past few years. Covidien staff from Singapore are looking at other ways, in addition to surgery, that they can help support children in China who are born with cleft palates.

    Because of my background and interest in public health, I’ve offered to help research the situation in China: who is doing what and where and what are the most pressing needs for children in China with cleft palates.

    I have read through much of your website and am very impressed by the work of Love without Borders. I am even more impressed that you have met your goals for your cleft palate bottle program. Congratulations! That is amazing.

    Was wondering if you could point me in the direction of other resources or offer insights into how the Chinese government and/or rural health care system is helping (or not) with this work. What are the most pressing needs you see in the field? what resources are most needed (aside from money).

    Any and all information or insights that you can provide is greatly appreciated. Many many thanks.

    Best regards,

    Joan Tarasevich