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Bentely’s Story of Hope

When Baby Bentely was born in India in 2021, his parents were told right away that he had a very serious heart defect that needed immediate surgery. Their tiny newborn was placed on a ventilator and referred to the cardiac specialists at Amrita Hospital. It was his one chance for healing. While Bentely’s mother recovered […]

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Mighty Marisol’s Story of Hope

Today we look back at a very special girl who we came to know as “Mighty Marisol” from our China Medical and Healing Homes programs. This tiny child fought her way through a very complex heart defect and serious post-operative complications that threatened to take her from the world. She is a survivor, and we […]

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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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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: 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: Mason

In 2019, Mason was born with Down syndrome, and as sometimes is the case with children having this condition, he also had a heart defect. We were truly grateful that his orphanage director reached out to us for medical assistance. Baby Mason joined us in our China Healing Home when he was almost six months […]

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20 Years of Hope: Joy

Almost immediately after she was born, tiny Joy was whisked away from her mother to undergo emergency surgery for a life-threatening intestinal condition. Days later, she was diagnosed with a complex heart issue as well — an atrioventricular (AV) canal defect. This condition involves a large hole in the very center of the heart chambers, […]

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20 Years of Hope: Kaniel

Baby Kaniel was born in Uganda in July of 2016, to the great joy of his parents Ronald and Joy. Their happiness quickly turned to fear and sadness when Kaniel went into distress just a few hours later. His breathing became labored, and nurses came running to whisk the tiny newborn away to the ICU. […]

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