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Meeting Grace

While visiting our Uganda programs this past month, our US team was able to visit a special girl who has been a big part of LWB’s story: Grace from Uganda. If you have followed her journey, you know LWB arranged for her to have surgery in first Kenya and then Belgium to remove thousands of tumors from her abdomen. It would never have happened without countless people around the world lifting her up and funding her life-saving medical care.

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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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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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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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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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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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