Brent was born with an anorectal malformation that didn’t seem too serious at first. The orphanage was able to care for him and just happened to mention him to our Anhui Medical Director when he had called about another child. We happened to have a bed open in one of our healing homes and so we asked for him to be transferred to our care. Upon arrival Brent’s condition took a turn for the worse, and he had to be immediately taken to the hospital. It turns out Brent’s malformation was much more serious than anyone had thought and emergency surgery was needed to save his life.
Brent was moved into the PICU immediately after surgery to provide him the extra support he needed to recover. At that time it was also discovered that our little fighter has a small heart defect called an atrial septal defect, or ASD. We are very hopeful that Brent’s ASD will close on its own and he won’t need a heart surgery. He is fighting hard to get out of that hospital, and he should be moving to our healing home soon. Once he is there we hope he will gain the weight and strength he needs to battle his way through two more anorectal surgeries.
Brent wouldn’t be with us today if it weren’t for a perfectly timed phone call and the supporters of LWB's Medical program. Thank you to those supporters for providing this fighter with the gift of healing.