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A Trio of Travelers Prepare for Heart Surgery in India

Over the past year, Love Without Boundaries has helped 18 Ugandan children with heart defects travel to India for cardiac repair surgery. There are very few pediatric heart surgeons in Uganda, and many parents are desperate to find help for their children. Now, three more children are preparing to travel to Amrita Hospital in India, and we can’t wait for you to get to know them!

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Delivering Hope to Hungry Villages

At the start of this week’s Emergency Food Relief campaign, and over the last 18 months of the pandemic, we have shared stories of the many children and families in our country program locations who are desperate for food. The heartwrenching circumstances have been our motivation to continue doing all that we possibly can to help, and it is the reason we set our most recent and ambitious goal of raising $75,000 to help those in urgent need of nutrition.

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Enormous Need and Extraordinary Gratitude: Food Relief in Uganda

Since April of 2020, our LWB teams around the world have been both honored and humbled to bring much-needed food relief to children and families who are suffering greatly from the ongoing impacts of COVID. In Uganda, the many stories of both enormous need and extraordinary gratitude have left a permanent mark on the hearts of our staff in Uganda as well as our team members in the US and beyond. We want to share just a few here with you to show the need and resilience of the families we’ve been able to help so far.

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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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Stories of Cyclone YAAS

Families in east India were suffering from the effects of the second wave of the COVID lockdowns this summer when yet another blow came. Cyclone YAAS hit the coastal communities with such force that many homes were completely lost and others were severely damaged. Families in these communities were now faced with incredible difficulties, and the need for help and emergency supplies were great.

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Bekah’s Watermelon Run Returns!

When Bekah was a baby living in China, she had heart surgery through Love Without Boundaries and was cared for at our Heartbridge Healing Home. Just months after being adopted and coming home with her family, she tragically passed away. In her memory, Bekah’s Watermelon Run was created.

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Bring Water to Jamilah’s Family

Jamilah is the mother of six children and four grandchildren living in a simple, three-room house. Her husband was the breadwinner of the family until a tragic car accident severely injured him, leaving him bedridden. Now, it’s up to Jamilah and her oldest children to provide for the family.

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Bring Water to Wilson’s Family

Wilson lives with his wife and their five children. The parents work very hard to provide for the family. They grow vegetables in their yard to eat, and Wilson makes bricks behind their home to generate some income. A makeshift water collection system has not been successful in capturing and storing rainwater, so the family is left only with the water from a hand-dug well near their home. Although it is visibly dirty, this well is the only option for cooking, bathing, and brick-making.

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COVID Care Packages

Many people in the US and around the world know what it’s like to have to suddenly quarantine because of a positive case of COVID or a close contact exposure. As cases continue to surge in certain parts of the world, families again are being forced to quarantine. In places like Cambodia, a positive test result or close contact with a known COVID case requires individuals to immediately shelter in place. There is no opportunity — and often no means — to shop for necessary items to sustain a family in quarantine.

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