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Category: Medical Care

Cardiac Surgery Story of Hope: Celine

In 2019, a woman named Resty wrote to LWB’s Medical Care program, pleading for help for her only child, Celine. Celine had been born with a serious cardiac defect called tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), which is a combination of four different defects which typically need to be corrected during the first year of life. When […]

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LWB’s Cardiac Care Program: A Last Chance for Healing

What if where you were born determined whether you would survive childhood? Love Without Boundaries began in 2003 with an international effort to save the life of one orphaned boy in China desperately in need of heart surgery. Since that time, we have helped over 1,300 children with congenital heart defects receive the essential cardiac […]

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Scoliosis Surgery Success Times 2: Treasure and Michaela

In 2019, LWB learned of a lovely eleven-year-old Ugandan girl named Treasure who had a severe case of scoliosis (a curvature of the spine) that was making her life very difficult. Treasure’s scoliosis was so severe that her ribcage was pushed against her heart and lungs which caused breathing and circulation issues. Doctors in Uganda […]

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Hetal’s Happy Heart

When she was just a few months old, Hetal became seriously ill with fevers and shortness of breath. Her parents took her to a nearby government hospital where doctors discovered a large hole in her heart — a ventricular septal defect (VSD). Hetal’s father struggled to make ends meet for his family as a daily […]

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Two Babies and a 10-year-old Receive Heart Surgery in India

Our India Medical Program has had a busy couple of months. In the last four months of 2023, twelve children have had their hearts healed because of the generosity of our amazing donors! Baby Madhuri’s Heart Surgery Meet Baby Madhuri, the youngest child in the family. Her father delivers fruits to local vendors, and her […]

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20 Years of Hope: Hercules

All this year, as we have celebrated 20 Years of Hope — LWB’s 20th anniversary — we have been sharing updates on some of the wonderful children this community has impacted over the last two decades. Today, we look back on a little boy from China who has become very close to our hearts over […]

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20 Years of Hope: Mary Martha

In 2019, LWB’s Uganda staff learned of a very sick girl named Mary Martha. This small five-year-old child had been born with a complex cardiac defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, and surgery in Uganda was not an option due to the severity of her condition. By the time we met her, Mary Martha had become […]

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20 Years of Hope: Solomon and Shadrack

Solomon and Shadrack are 11-year-old twin boys living in Uganda. They live with their 72-year-old grandmother, their younger sister, and a cousin. Sadly, both boys suffer from asthma and are frequently in and out of the hospital. As if this wasn’t a difficult enough situation, the boys also developed painful hernias and needed medical care […]

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Unite for Smiles: Cleft Repairs

Supporters of our Unite for Smiles campaign from early summer raised $25,000 for our Unity Initiative! So far, these funds have enabled 16 children in China to have cleft lip or palate surgeries at Gansu Provincial Hospital. These children are from rural families unable to afford the cost of cleft repair surgery on their own. […]

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