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20 Years of Hope: Dawson

When Dawson was just a baby, his father passed away, and he spent his childhood being raised by his struggling single mom. In 2021, Dawson turned thirteen years old and his mother remarried. The new family unit of mother, son and step-father proved to be a poor fit. From time to time, Dawson found himself […]

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20 Years of Hope: Hayden

In early 2017, tiny Hayden came into the care of our former healing home in Uganda needing considerable TLC. He was sickly, weighing a scant 5 kilograms (11 pounds) at 13 months of age, and his parents were nowhere to be found. The nannies in the home got right to work loving on this precious […]

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20 Years of Hope: Solomon and Shadrack

Solomon and Shadrack are 11-year-old twin boys living in Uganda. They live with their 72-year-old grandmother, their younger sister, and a cousin. Sadly, both boys suffer from asthma and are frequently in and out of the hospital. As if this wasn’t a difficult enough situation, the boys also developed painful hernias and needed medical care […]

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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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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: Jackie

Teenage Jackie had been suffering from a heart defect her entire life. She had been diagnosed with a large ASD (atrial septal defect), a hole in her heart that should have been repaired when she was much younger. Because their parents were not able to care for them, Jackie and a sister were living with […]

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3 Ugandan Children Arrive in India for Heart Surgeries

This week, three children from Uganda headed to India to receive their long-awaited heart surgeries. As with any complicated trip involving medically fragile kids, some travel glitches occurred. Sadly, one of the children chosen for this travel group, little Arianna, is currently ill in the hospital and unable to travel, and we’re working with this […]

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154 Children Healed: LWB’s Newest Pediatric Hernia Mission

A team of 24 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical staff came together at Kawolo Hospital in Lugazi, Uganda for our June 2023 Uganda Pediatric Hernia Mission — and it was an amazing week of hope and healing! The surgical team, led by Dr. Charles Odongo, completed 154 life-altering pediatric hernia surgeries in five days […]

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20 Years of Hope: Verena

Little Verena was born prematurely to secondary school teachers in Uganda. After spending a few weeks in a hospital incubator, she was transferred to the Uganda Heart Institute where doctors diagnosed her with a heart defect. Unfortunately, Verena’s heart defect could not be repaired in Uganda, as it was too complex. Verena’s only chance at life […]

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