Healing Home: Children for Sponsorship

Sep 15, 2020

LINCOLN

Lincoln originally entered the Healing Homes Program in March of 2017 at five months of age. At that time, he was plagued with repeated colds and lung infections which caused hospitalization. In October of 2017, he was well enough to graduate into foster care, but struggled with feeding and sickness.

In May of 2018, Lincoln underwent surgery to repair his heart defect and in June discharged back into the Healing Homes Program. In the two years he has been back in the care of the healing home, he’s made slow but steady developmental progress in mobility, strength, communication, and cognition. He is now learning to stand and walk by himself and does almost everything with a huge grin on his face.

Sponsors will receive monthly updates for this happy little guy and can be confident that they’re making a difference in his life with their support.

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JEROME

Jerome was born with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. Unfortunately, he was unable to gain weight and was too sickly to wait for surgery, so he had heart surgery when he was just three months old. When he discharged from the hospital to the healing home, he weighed only six pounds, looked extremely malnourished, and was too weak to even cry.

Through the amazing work of the healing home nannies and extra-nutrient formula, Jerome began to gain weight and strength and as he did so, he began to hit developmental milestones. Now three years old, Jerome is the clown of the healing home, running all over and “helping” the nannies with their tasks. He’s often seen either hugging the other children or swiping their toys.

Sponsors on Jerome’s team have the knowledge that their support truly saved this little boy’s life and is giving him the opportunity to live a healthy, happy life.

AUDEN

Auden was originally admitted to Anhui Healing Home in October of 2015 at eight months of age. Born with Down Syndrome, he was also suffering from malnutrition. He gained weight and strength rapidly and was discharged into foster care in 2016.

Unfortunately, when foster care was discontinued province-wide, he was returned to the orphanage where he began to regress. His orphanage allowed him to return to our China Healing Homes Program in November of 2019. At first, he was very withdrawn and unresponsive. After a few months, Auden is now doing well in the program and is slowly making developmental gains. We are so happy that he’s able to receive the attention he needs to grow and thrive.

Sponsors have truly allowed this little man’s life to bloom!
In May of 2018, Lincoln underwent surgery to repair his heart defect and in June discharged back into the Healing Homes Program. In the two years he has been back in the care of the healing home, he’s made slow but steady developmental progress in mobility, strength, communication, and cognition. He is now learning to stand and walk by himself and does almost everything with a huge grin on his face.

Sponsors will receive monthly updates for this happy little guy and can be confident that they’re making a difference in his life with their support.

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KASEN

Kasen was just two weeks old when he came into the healing home in 2018. Born with Down Syndrome, Kasen has thrived with the care of the skilled staff, though he is quite delayed.

Even though he’s two years old, Kasen can’t stand by himself or walk, though he enjoys touring around in the walker. He is able to sit up by himself and has recently begun to say a few words and short sentences. He is also receiving physical therapy and we hope to see some gains in his mobility.

This timid boy has certainly benefited from receiving the care his sponsors help provide.
Through the amazing work of the healing home nannies and extra-nutrient formula, Jerome began to gain weight and strength and as he did so, he began to hit developmental milestones. Now three years old, Jerome is the clown of the healing home, running all over and “helping” the nannies with their tasks. He’s often seen either hugging the other children or swiping their toys.

Sponsors on Jerome’s team have the knowledge that their support truly saved this little boy’s life and is giving him the opportunity to live a healthy, happy life.

PALMER

Palmer is a healing home favorite with sponsors because he always sports a gigantic smile on his face. He is truly a miracle baby. Palmer was born with Down Syndrome and a severe heart defect which required surgery when he was just a couple of months old. After his surgery, he discharged to the healing home to recover and gain much-needed weight. Unfortunately, Palmer continued to have issues with breathing and sickness and it was discovered that he had funnel-chest. He underwent a complex surgery to expand the bones in his chest. It wasn’t known if he would even survive this surgery since he was so fragile at the time.

To look at him now, you’d never know that he was once underweight and sickly. With the care and attention of his nannies, Palmer is now a chunky two year old who is learning to say words, sit up, and play while on his tummy. He’ll need the hardware in his chest removed sometime in the future, but he’s now strong enough to endure another surgery.

Palmer’s healing home sponsors have given him the gifts of life and love.
Unfortunately, when foster care was discontinued province-wide, he was returned to the orphanage where he began to regress. His orphanage allowed him to return to our China Healing Homes Program in November of 2019. At first, he was very withdrawn and unresponsive. After a few months, Auden is now doing well in the program and is slowly making developmental gains. We are so happy that he’s able to receive the attention he needs to grow and thrive.

Sponsors have truly allowed this little man’s life to bloom!
In May of 2018, Lincoln underwent surgery to repair his heart defect and in June discharged back into the Healing Homes Program. In the two years he has been back in the care of the healing home, he’s made slow but steady developmental progress in mobility, strength, communication, and cognition. He is now learning to stand and walk by himself and does almost everything with a huge grin on his face.

Sponsors will receive monthly updates for this happy little guy and can be confident that they’re making a difference in his life with their support.

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JAXON

One-year-old Jaxon became a resident of LWB’s China Healing Home when his orphanage reached out to us about a baby who needed focused one-on-one care. Born with Down Syndrome, Jaxon was struggling to gain weight and was unresponsive to his environment.

Since being in our healing home, he has become more responsive to people and things around him and has gained much needed weight. His nannies are working with him on his developmental milestones, and now he needs sponsors to support his placement in the healing home.

Sponsors will receive regular updates and photos.

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