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Healing Home Transformations: Jerome and Palmer

In late 2017, an orphanage contacted us about Jerome, a tiny baby with Down syndrome who was failing to thrive. He had pressure sores on his head and was so malnourished that his stomach was distended. We rushed Baby Jerome to the hospital where he was found to have a hole in his heart. He spent two months in the hospital struggling to become strong enough for surgery. Once he did have surgery, he had a difficult recovery since he was so frail.

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Avery: A Healing Home Success Story

Avery was born in spring 2020 with a multitude of special needs, including a heart defect, an ear malformation, and a larynx anomaly, which led to choking and frequent bouts of pneumonia. After being treated for pneumonia, Avery was admitted to our China Healing Home program directly from the hospital. At 4 months of age, he was a tiny boy, weighing just 11 pounds. Our nannies were ready to work their magic.

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Double Birthday Celebration at the Healing Home

We celebrated not one but two birthdays at our Healing Home last week! Meredith turned eight years old, and Jayson turned three. Here are some scenes of the fun party that involved lots of cake and snacks.

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A Healing Home Field Trip

Last week, some of the children from our Healing Home went on a field trip to an indoor play area at a big shopping mall with some volunteers. Due to COVID restrictions, this was the first play trip outside of the Healing Home that many of the children had ever been on. As you can see, they had a marvelous time making new friends, building confidence, and broadening their horizons!

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Meet Maria from the Pari Healing Home

The Pari Healing Home is a home specifically dedicated to orphaned and relinquished children with HIV. The owner and caretakers at the home are passionate about giving these children the opportunity to have a wonderful childhood; they work to ensure not only that their health is closely monitored but also that their whole person is supported. The children celebrate holidays with gusto, have opportunities to learn and participate in many extracurricular activities, and are given a special birthday celebration each year. The Pari Healing Home works hard to build up the children’s self-esteem and teaches them that they are valuable and can contribute to society just as much as the next person

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Welcoming Wyatt and Nikolas to our Healing Home

In late January, a premature baby boy was abandoned and brought to an orphanage.  He was clearly experiencing breathing distress and was rushed several hours away to the provincial capital by ambulance. Upon arrival, he needed to be placed immediately on a ventilator. Thankfully, Wyatt showed us his grit by only needing specialized breathing support for a few days. We were then able to see his precious face more clearly.

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