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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: Bekah

In late 2012, LWB was contacted about a toddler girl with a complex set of heart issues. Her orphanage in China had originally hoped she could be adopted and that surgery could be delayed until that time, but her low oxygen levels and repeated bouts of pneumonia let them know that she couldn’t wait any […]

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20 Years of Hope: Twins Max and Matthew

In early September of 2010, a rural orphanage in Henan province called us about a tiny, five-pound baby who had recently been abandoned. Max, as he came to be called, had been found with a life-threatening intestinal condition that often requires surgery within the first 48 hours of life. We knew there was no way […]

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20 Years of Hope: Cayden

In February of 2015, we received a call from an orphanage who had a baby in severe distress fighting to survive.  He had a large laryngeal cyst on his neck and was struggling to breathe and swallow. We immediately took him to the hospital and named him Cayden. Following surgery and treatment for a nagging […]

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