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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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Art for Hearts: Helping Children with Heart Surgeries

This week, we’re holding our first-ever Art for Hearts auction – an event where you’re invited to enjoy artwork by children in LWB programs and bid on this art to help children in China, India, and Uganda receive the heart surgeries they so desperately need.

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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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Our Top 10 Photos of 2021

On this final day of the year, please take a moment to enjoy our Top 10 Photos of 2021! We want you to know these happy smiles and faces are all due to the kindness of our generous LWB community.

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Top 10 Photos of 2021: Honorable Mentions

At the end of every year, we love to reflect on our most memorable photos and moments. 2021 may have had its challenges, but in many ways it was an epic year for LWB…one in which we were able to help even more children and families in need. As 2021 comes to a close, we hope you’ll enjoy this teaser of our Top 10 Photos of 2021 by checking out our three wonderful Honorable Mentions!

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Leaving the Landfill to Learn

Since COVID began, the landfill where some of our older students live has seen an influx of new families with nowhere else to go. Desperate parents with no other source of income bring their families to the dumpsite to search for recyclables to sell. LWB is now working with over 60 children living at the dumpsite, and we’re committed to giving these wonderful kids the chance to learn and better their futures.

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Four Heart Patients, Far From Home

For the past few weeks, our LWB India team has been busy welcoming and caring for four little heart patients who traveled from Africa to Amrita Hospital for surgery unavailable to them in their home countries. While the children prepare for surgery and recover, their parents stay together in the regular ward of the hospital and provide each other with moral support as they wait for their children to get their essential cardiac repairs.

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Celebrating National Adoption Month with Two Adoptions

This past week, we slipped right into the month of November and National Adoption Month in the most beautiful of ways — with not one but TWO adoptions! Both Gage and Connie have been part of LWB programs since they were just tiny babies, and now both have left our care to meet their permanent families.

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Nine Down-right Remarkable Boys

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month — a time to bring attention to the abilities of people with Down syndrome and advocate for their acceptance and inclusion. Although Down syndrome occurs regularly in both girls and boys, in 2021 we happen to have nine little boys with Down syndrome currently living at our China Healing Home. They bring us so much joy that we wanted to highlight how truly remarkable they are — — from oldest to youngest.

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Dreaming Big: Our Cambodia Higher Education Students

For many teens in rural Cambodia, the dream of completing high school and earning a university degree is well beyond their reach. Since 2017, it’s been our honor to help put this dream well within reach of four cohorts of incredible young adults. These impressive students are dedicated not only to succeeding academically but also to helping improve the lives of their families and communities.

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