When LWB staff in China received the call for help for Little Joe, time was of the essence. Little Joe was born with a condition known as hologastroschisis, meaning he had an opening in his abdomen and organ exposure. Thankfully, our staff recognized the urgency of the situation, quickly went into action, and sent Little Joe to the hospital without hesitation. Once there, doctors began the process of protecting Little Joe’s exposed organs while slowly returning them inside his abdomen. Children born with this condition are at risk for many complications.Precautions must be taken to fight potential infection and damage to the exposed organs.
Although Little Joe spent three months in the hospital, we are so happy to say that he has now been released to our Anhui Healing Home! We are confident that the loving nannies at AHH will provide Little Joe with all of the TLC he needs to continue to grow and heal. Little Joe’s story of healing was made possible by our gracious supporters.
Often when children come into care, their condition is grave and there’s no time to wait. LWB Emergency Medical Fund was created for children just like Little Joe. Through donations to this fund, we can say "yes" without hesitation in a child’s time of need. This month we want to say THANK YOU for your support of the LWB Emergency Medical Fund. We can’t wait to watch you blossom, Little Joe!