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To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes
Dear Friends and Supporters,

While our Beijing Center is only half full, we are taking this opportunity to give the place a new coat of paint. It has been 12 years since we last painted and it was looking so decrepit. Maybe a fresh coat of paint will lift our spirits.
 
This month we have had several visitors who have come to see the children despite the mess of painting. An adoptive parent visited recently with her daughter Ava, whom we had cared for in our Heart Bridge Unit. Ava was even able to meet with one of the nannies that cared for her many years ago. Her nanny was so happy to see her again.

  
 
Dr. Martin and I went to a Palliative Care Conference in Taipei, Taiwan this month and we learned a lot. We were able to meet Dr. Rosalie Shaw from Australia whom I had met many years ago at the first Palliative Care Conference held in Singapore. It was good for Dr. Martin to have a break from all his work, even if it was only a short break. We hope to attend the next one in Singapore in 2017.
 
 
May 12th was International Nurses Day and we made a special fuss over all our nurses to show them how much we appreciate them. Our nurses are such a vital part of our staff and we couldn’t do what we do without them.
 
MedArt, our good friends in Hong Kong, continue to take babies in to Hong Kong for surgeries or work on them in a local hospital in Suzhou, China.  We’ve had a constant stream of babies coming and going and as soon as they are finished with one baby’s surgery they are ready to accept another. We are so grateful for their help.
 
We’d like to introduce and welcome one of our new summer volunteers, Ellen Akin. Ellen arrived at the end of May and will be with us for 2 months this summer. She will be helping with the preschool and also using her gifts and knowledge in music to hold music classes for some of our older children.  The summers are such an active time for the kids with visitors, swim days, and lots of outdoor activities, so we are incredibly grateful for the help and consistency our long-term volunteers offer us and the children.
 
 
As always, we thank all of you who have prayed for us, encouraged us and supported us. We do not take these things for granted. Our hope is that one day soon these empty beds will be completely full again.
 
Quote: “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in Hope through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13

Joyce
Dr. M J Hill MBBS. FRACGP. AM.
Director/ Founder
News of Hospitalizations and Surgeries

Adele improved after going for inpatient treatment at a local hospital.  Alec was admitted in Zhengzhou then needed urgent hospitalization.  Sadly he did not make it and passed away there.  Ashby was sent to Suzhou for further treatment.  His life was saved by the Suzhou physicians and the MedArt team who made a special trip from Hong Kong to help him.  Booker was admitted in Zhengzhou then was sent for further evaluation for heart surgery in Beijing where he needed to be hospitalized for pneumonia.  He then recovered but passed away before surgery could be done.  Caprice came back to us then needed to be sent to Suzhou for a neurosurgical assessment.  Donell returned from the hospital, but her condition unfortunately worsened.  She went to the hospital again where she sadly passed away.  Eara was sent for neurosurgery in Suzhou.  Garrick needed a hospitalization, but returned doing well.  Greyson went to Hong Kong for surgery with MedArt.  Hamilton was able to go to Shanghai for surgery with AiYou Foundation.  Joe had eye surgery in Beijing and returned doing well.  Waverlee was admitted then sent urgently to Suzhou for neurosurgery. 

News of Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoptions

Alester, Heaton, Mallory, Tillie, and Yollie were adopted.  We were also pleased to learn that Sean was adopted.
 
 
News from Hope Healing Home in Beijing

LA Bao was admitted.  Kevin returned from the hospital doing much better.  Michael returned from Hong Kong after complex surgery.
 
News from the four Special Care Centers in Henan Province
 
These centers provide humane and loving medical and hospice care for infants and young children with a range of congenital defects who many times are unlikely to survive under normal circumstances. Those who survive are great blessings.
 
1. Jiaozuo Show Hope Special Care Center

Macy was admitted.  We were sad to see Sophie Joy need to return to her orphanage.  We pray she can go to a family soon.
 
2. Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, a Show Hope Special Care Center
 
Ryder was admitted.  Adele and Steven returned from their hospitalizations doing well.  Clint returned from surgery.  We were very sad to say goodbye to Russell who passed away peacefully in our care.
 
3. Xinyang Show Hope Special Care Center

There were no major changes for the children in Xinyang this month.
 
4. Zhengzhou Show Hope Special Care Center

Aaden, Abree, Guivan, Lucius, Oscar, Raina, Raleigh, Raven, Risha, and Tanya were admitted.  Florence was admitted but then later sadly passed away.  Genesis was also admitted this month and we were able to comfort him during his final hours of life.  Baron and Manning returned from neurosurgery in Suzhou.  Barton and Joshue returned doing very well after their surgeries.  Cru returned from Shanghai after surgeries with AiYou Foundation.  Kale returned from a complicated hospitalization in Hong Kong with MedArt.  Troylan returned from the hospital doing well.  We are sad to say that Ellis and Haakon passed away.  Elesha, Shiro, Xiomar, and Zoren needed to return to their orphanage.  They are greatly missed.
Thanks and Needs

Our thanks again this month go to all of those who have supported us in so many different ways. We have very nearly finished repainting all the children’s areas downstairs and fixing some general maintenance issues. The cost has been around US $7,500. If you would like to help support this project, that would be really helpful. We do need to meet our normal running costs of US $50,000 for this month, so your support is greatly appreciated.  
 
PLEASE VOTE FOR NEW HOPE FOUNDATION!
We have recently been nominated to be a recipient of the Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) fundraising event this year. We are among 16 other charities, so we need your help!
(Once on their website, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link to vote)
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Travelers Needed
We are in need of travelers from the US, UK and Australia to Beijing to help bring in much needed supplies for our children. None of these supplies are “restricted items” and do not have to be declared at customs. The items will be mailed to you within country. New Hope Foundation staff will be at the airport to pick up the supplies in Beijing. If you are able to help or know of other travelers who are willing to help please contact the following:

a) From the US: Rebecca Dorris, Tennessee, Phone: 615-403-1242   
suitcasesoflove@gmail.com

b) From the UK:  Jennifer Drake, Surrey  china.drake@gmail.com

c) From Melbourne, Australia: Topsy D’Cruz  topsydcruz@gmail.com  
Address: 18 Sassafras Dr, Lower Templestowe Victoria  3107, Australia
Phone: 03 98504339     Mobile: 0400 585 379

d) From Sydney, Australia: Susan Mukundan  susan_mukundan@hotmail.com 
Phone:  02 94888101    Mobile:   0414 911 309