After meeting families on our medical trips who were unable to afford medical care for their children, we realized that by providing surgeries, we could possibly prevent children from being orphaned. It has been LWB's honor to help many families stay united with the children they love so dearly. We have provided heart, spinal, and cleft surgeries to families who would otherwise face the difficult decision of how to get the medical care needed by their children. Join with us in this effort by supporting our Unity Initiative. Every surgery changes a child’s and family's future forever.
One of the most common special needs we see in orphanages is cleft lip and palate, which has the highest incidence in Asia. Since the greatest threat to a child born with cleft is difficulty feeding, LWB’s Cleft Initiative was established in an effort to get educational pamphlets and soft, squeezable bottles into maternity hospitals and orphanages throughout China. The pamphlets help new parents and caregivers understand the best feeding techniques for a child born with cleft as well as offering contact information for reduced fee surgeries.
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