|New Hope Foundation China|
News – December 2008
Dear Friends and Supporters,
A very Merry Christmas to all of you. May your families experience the peace and love of God at this special time. We apologize for the multiple copies of last month’s newsletter that many of you received. Thank you for your patience and alerting us to the problem. I think this has now been resolved. Please let us know if this is still a problem.
At the close of 2008 we have the following statistics to report.
New Project: Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang with about 128 beds encompassing all the areas we work in i.e. Children with operable conditions, children requiring long term care for a limited time, and children with little chance of surviving under normal circumstances. This project is financially supported by Show Hopein memory of Maria Sue Chapman.
Number of new children admitted this year in all units: 184
Number of hospital admissions and surgeries done in 2008: 61
Number of adoptions in 2008: 28
Hope Healing Home, Beijing
Two new babies were admitted, DY Yan, and HJ Lun. They both have cleft defects and are malnourished weighing only half their expected weight for their age.
DA Ran, another fragile baby with a cleft defect was admitted to Beijing United Family Hospital with pneumonia. She was discharged well after a few days of excellent care.
GZ Wei and HJ Liang were admitted to BJU in respiratory distress.
HJ Liang is in a serious condition and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and put on a ventilator.
GZ Wei came home after a week and is doing very well.
Many of the kids suffer from respiratory infections during the winter. It’s a tough time for them.
Rubel returned after heart surgery in Shanghai.
Spencer, Sam and Mia have left us to be adopted.
Maria’s Big House of Hope, Louyang
Rob visited again this month and we would like to share a few pictures of the inside of the building with you. A few minor changes are being made but in general we are very pleased with the result.
We are indebted to Simon whose foreman has worked very hard with the internal fittings and painting.
Love Without Boundaries Shunyi Outreach Foster Program
Unfortunately, China Little Flower, where we had several children cared for under theLove Without BoundariesShunyi outreach program, is no longer in operation. The 4 remaining children in their care have been moved. The children involved are Anna Joy, Nicholas, Samuel and Joshua.
Joshua has returned to the Heartbridge unit for us to manage his heart condition. We are told that Anna Joy and Joshua will possibly be adopted.
Samuel will be investigated for a heart condition in Shanghai andLove Without Boundarieswill decide on the next course of action for him.
Jordan who was with a local foster family has also been returned to her orphanage at their request hopefully for adoption soon.
ZM Chun was moved to a foster family.
Spencer and Mia have left us to return to her orphanage to prepare for adoption. (see above).
NHF Special Care Units, Jiaozuo, Luoyang and Xin Yang, Henan Province (75 beds)
These units provide humane and loving, hospice care for infants and young children with severe congenital defects who are unlikely to survive under normal circumstances. Those who survive are unexpected blessings.
Caroline was admitted. Nick passed away.
Ned passed away. Julian was admitted.
Deron and Allen passed away. Sam was admitted and passed away within hours. Molly was admitted and is undergoing treatment. We may be able to save her.
Love Without Boundaries Heartbridge Rehabilitation Unit (18 beds)
There were 2 new admissions this month: HJ Tai with an exposed bladder; and HJ Liang a preemie weighing only 1.8 kgs.
Our Most Sincere Thanks
With our deepest gratitude,
Joyce and Robin Hill