LWB Medical Care Program
Our medical care program
LWB's Medical Program has provided surgeries and medical care for thousands of orphaned and impoverished children.
Our medical program's goal is to provide the highest quality care for the children who come into our hands.
- Surgeries & Medical Care
We fund many types of surgeries and treatment, including:
- Heart surgery
- Cleft lip and palate repair
- Colorectal repairs
- Tumor and neurologic issues
- General surgeries, such as hernia repair and intestinal issues
- Preemie care
- Orthopedic care and evaluation
LWB provides medical and surgical care for orphaned children, with the ultimate hope that it will allow them to be chosen for adoption.
- Unity Initiative
We also provide medical care through our Unity Initiative, which helps children living in extremely impoverished conditions.
- Medical Exchanges
LWB holds medical exchanges between doctors and surgeons in the United States and physicians and hospitals in the countries where we work. Our first ever cardiac exchange trip is being held in May 2018 in Anhui, China. In 2017 our cleft exchange trip was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Featured success story:
Griffin from China
Griffin has proven himself a “tiny warrior,” overcoming the most difficult beginnings. Abandoned in critical condition with an often deadly infection called NEC, he was severely malnourished and clinging to life. Without emergency medical care, he would not have survived. After spending two months in the hospital, Griffin came to our Heartbridge Healing Home weighing just over 5 pounds at 3 months of age. With lots of nurturing care from our nannies, by the end of 2017 he had more than doubled his weight and was charming everyone with his sunny disposition. His transformation was only possible because of our supporters, and we give thanks that his whole future is now ahead of him.