Leg Fracture Surgery
December 2012- Seven year old John underwent surgery this month after falling and breaking his leg. The surgery was lengthly, but John was a real trooper. We're sure he's glad the pain from the break is gone. We wish him a swift healing.
December 2012- Baby Terrell was born with a blood disorder that requires regular transfusions to help keep his healthy and strong. Our gift to this sweet boy is the funding of his next two transfusions.
November 2012- Six month old Colin is scheduled for surgery this month. Hope's Heart is honored to help fund this life changing procedure.
November UPDATE: Colin had a successful surgery and is recovering well.
Surgical Repair for Cleft Lip
November 2012- This month's newest cleft lip surgery funding is for baby Arya. The repair will bring life changing results for her.
November UPDATE- Arya did well through her surgery and is recovering nicely.
October 2012- Our desire is that no child should have to go through chemotherapy treatments. But since they will save Maya's life, we are honored to fund her treatments and keep her in prayer.
December UPDATE- Sweet Maya remains a happy baby in the loving care of her nannies and the healing home staff. She continues treatments with time off during treatment cycles.
Cleft Lip Surgeries Continue
August/September 2012- Cleft lip repairs are an ongoing need within China's orphan population. Because of dedicated donors, we are able to provide funding for Annali, Brandon and Allie's surgeries.
October UPDATE- All three babies did very well through their surgery and recovery.
August 2012- Five year old Benny is delighted to hear that the doctors will be helping with the bump on his spine. He is looking forward to being able to walk.
November UPDATE- This month Benny underwent spinal surgery. After recovery and physical therapy, it is expected that Benny will have improved function of his legs.
Lots of Cleft Surgeries
April 2012- Eleven babies/children are being prepared for cleft surgeries this month. How blessed we are to help in the healing of Micheal, Josh, Emma, Danny, Willie, Abby, Yancy, Bennett, Asher, Theo and Eli.
May UPDATE- All the babies had successful cleft lip repairs and are continuing their recovery at their Healing Home or orphanage. Sadly, we learned that Josh died suddenly and unexpectedly a few days after discharge.
March 2012- Born with a congenital heart defect, baby Cheryl is now ready for surgery to make the necessary corrections. Hope's Heart is pleased to play a part in making her surgery possible.
March UPDATE- Cheryl had successful surgery and is recovering nicely.
May UPDATE- Cheryl has healed and is ready to move from the Healing Home into foster care.
Cleft Palate Surgery
March 2012- Plans are being made for Almudena to receive cleft palate repair surgery. This adorable 3 year old had her cleft lip repaired in 2011. Now she is being blessed with repair on her open palate as well.
May UPDATE- Almudena has been matched for adoption. Her palate repair is being postponed until after the adoption.
Club Foot Casting
February 2012- The wait is over and Kenny will soon be given the chance to have his club foot aligned so that he can walk and eventually run and play with the other children.
August UPDATE- Following a few months of settling in at the casting center and overcoming some health issures, Kenny's casting has begun. He is cooperating well and making nice progress. His independent nature allows him to walk even with the cast on.
November UPDATE- Kenny functioned well in his casts, even learning to walk and even run. The casts are now off, and Kenny is learning to walk in shoes.
February 2012- Before too long, sweet Alex will be given the gift of surgery to repair his bladder. We are blessed to play a small part in this little guys healing.
March UDPATE- Alex had his surgery and is now is the recovery process.
September UPDATE- Alex has recovered so well from his surgery. He is now an active and healthy toddler who loves to play and dance.
One More Cleft Surgery
February 2012- Let's add one more sweetie, Jacob, to the list of little ones who will soon have surgery to repair their cleft lip.
May UPDATE- Jacob received his successful cleft surgery in mid-April. He is healing well and, as you can see, now has a new smile.
December 2011- Baby Gabe was born with a life threatening intestinal blockage that required immediate surgery. Thankfully, he was able to be transported to the hospital and received the surgery to save his life. He is reported in stable condition.
January UPDATE- Precious baby Gabe was so frail. Sadly, he passed away. Now in the arms of Jesus, there is no more pain or suffering.
December 2011- Baby Yancy was hospitalized this month for hernia surgery. The surgery went well, and she is now recovering and being closely monitored. Once she is health enough, Yancy will also need surgery to repair her cleft lip.
May 2012 UPDATE- Yancy has done beautifully the past few months. She recovered well from hernia surgery. In April Yancy had her cleft lip repair. What a beautiful little one. Yancy is a strong, happy baby girl. She has learned to crawl.
Tendon Release Surgery
December 2011- We are pleased to play a part in giving Ty the surgery he needs to help with his balanced walking and weight bearing on his legs.
April 2012 UPDATE- Ty was blessed with surgery in March. He is on the road to recovery and healing well.
Two Cleft Lip Surgeries
October 2011- Before too long this sweet baby girl, Ashlynn, and baby boy, Blaise, will have a new lip and a new smile. Funding has been released to cover the costs associated with their repairs.
November UPDATE- Blaise had a successful surgery and his repair looked wonderful. Unfortunately, one side of the sutures gave out a week later and the lip opened. Blaise will recover for a number of months before having the one side repaired again.
Cleft Lip Repair
September 2011- Sweet little Max will soon have the opportunity to have his cleft lip repaired.
October UPDATE- Surgery is completed and baby Max's lip looks wonderful.
Heart Catherization and Surgery
September 2011- An echo-cardiogram revealed that Lenore Jean's heart will require surgery. A heart catherization is needed, and it will diagnose the extent of damage and what surgery will be required. Please keep this baby girl in your prayers.
October UPDATE- After some time in the hospital for a respiratory infection, Lenore Jean is back to her foster family awaiting arrangements to be made for continued heart testing and surgery.
November UPDATE- Baby Lenore Jean has been released from ICU to the regular hospital ward after undergoing successful heart surgery. We rejoice in this healing repair and the future she will have because of it.
December UDPATE- Praises! Lenore Jean has been discharged from the hospital and is being carefully monitored [and loved] by her foster mother.
August 2011- Earlier this year Rhys had his cleft lip repaired. This month he was able to have his palate repair sugery. He is recovering nicely. Neil is also having his palate repair this month.
August UPDATE- Surgery on both boys was successful!
3 More Cleft Surgeries
July 2011- We delight in seeing more and more cleft affected babies/toddlers given the chance for repair of their lips and/or palates. Funding has helped defray the cost of surgery for Eli, Whitney and Q Long.
Cleft Lip Surgery
June 2011- Baby Scotty is being sponsored to receive life-changing cleft lip surgery.
June UPDATE- Just look at the amazing difference Scotty's surgery has made.
Hernia Surgery and Club Foot Casting
May 2011- This adorable little guy, Landon, is being provided the funding to cover hernia surgery as well as club foot casting. He is presently in the hospital for the hernia surgery and will begin treatment to correct his clubbed feet after he is fully recovered from the surgery.
May UPDATE- Landon did beautifully through his hernia surgery, and is resting for awhile and adjusting to his new environment in preparation of the months of casting treatments to begin.
August UPDATE- Always happy, Landon doesn't seem the least bit concerned that there are casts on both of his legs. What a precious little guy!
May 2011- Childhood immunizations offer protection from potential diseases that can attack their bodies. This month funding has been released to cover all the childhood immunization costs for Luke and Willie.
Cleft SurgeryMay UPDATE- Liv has had her surgery and is recovering well.
April 2011- Funding this month is helping with costs associated with cleft lip repair for Rhys and cleft palate repair for Liv. Rhys has received his surgery, and Liv will be scheduled soon.
April 2011- Little Wendy suffers froma blood disorder which requires regular blood transfusions. This month we are assisting with the funding to help provide Wendy with treatment to restore her energy level and appetite.
Another Cleft Surgery
February 2011- With every new cleft surgery sponsorship, another baby is given a new freedom in life for improved digestion, hearing and speech. Little Hannah should be ready to undergo surgery in the next couple months. What a life changing gift this will be to her.
June UPDATE- Hannah has made it through cleft surgery with flying colors and her lip looks fantastic. She is also beginning to take her first independent steps.
February 2011- As soon as baby Joseph is strong enough, his cleft lip repair will be scheduled. This surgery will make a remarkable difference for this little guy's health and give him a new smile.
March Update- Joseph did well with both the surgery and recovery.
January 2011- Congestion, pneumonia, and other respiratory issues can be aided with the use of a nebulizer on frail little ones. A new nebulizer has been purchased for use in a special care unit for at risk babies. Although we wish they didn't need it, we're glad the machine is available when needed to help restore healthy breathing.
First Cleft Lip Surgery of 2011
January 2011- Sweet baby Morgan is the first baby of 2011 to be sponsored for her cleft lip surgery. With continued weight gain and good health, Morgan should be ready for surgery in March.
March UPDATE- Morgan had a successful cleft lip repair and is now recovering.