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Tag: cleft lip

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: Emily

While visiting an orphanage in southern China in 2021, LWB’s CEO and founder Amy Eldridge encountered an unforgettable 16-month old girl we called Emily. In her book, “The Heart of Community,” Amy writes, She was lying flat on her back in an old metal crib, with a blanket covering her body. She was incredibly tiny. […]

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20 Years of Hope: Ting

In 2018, we first met Ting as a participant in our Life Skills Camp in Beijing, China. Our Life Skills Program focuses on older children who will soon be “aging out” of orphanage care in China. At the age of 18, Ting joined other young people to receive lessons on personal finance, self-esteem, career counseling, […]

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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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20 Years of Hope: Ruth

A beautiful little girl came into this world in the summer of 2017 in a rural community in eastern China. Sadly, at just a few weeks old, she was abandoned into orphanage care — most likely because she had been born with a cleft lip and palate. Thankfully, the director at this baby’s orphanage had […]

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20 Years of Hope: Cui

In 1986, a tiny baby named Cui was born with a very wide bilateral cleft lip. As a result, her birth parents abandoned her in a rural field shortly after she came into the world. Thankfully, a man passing by that day found Cui bundled up near the dusty road. When he saw the tiny […]

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20 Years of Hope: Liane

Born in 2013, Liane came to the attention of our China staff when she was one year old. She was living in a rural area of China with her grandparents while her parents sought work far away in a city. Liane had been born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate which greatly hampered her […]

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Help a Child in Guatemala

Guatemala is a beautiful country in Central America that is deeply impacted by severe poverty. Child labor is common, with many children not receiving an education. Only 4% of children living in rural regions will ever graduate high school. Guatemala also has a very high rate of malnutrition, with one of two children suffering stunting […]

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