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To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes
  Caption: CNY Fireworks at New Hope in Beijing 

 Dear Friends and Supporters,

 Rob has encouraged me to go back to writing our monthly newsletters again now that things are beginning to get back to normal for me. I am not able to write the whole newsletter like I used to but I will help Rob and Steve by doing the bits that I can. This is the first time since my massive brain hemorrhage 7 months ago, that I feel confident enough to do this. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and your help in supporting my family as they went through the most difficult decision on whether or not to turn off the life support while I remained in a coma. As I lay there I was not aware of who was around me but I am still grateful for all those who visited and prayed for me. Rob was told by the doctors that I was so brain-damaged and that even if I was able to breathe again on my own, there was no hope of my living a normal life.

But things turned out to be different and although my recovery is slow, I have a second chance at life and I need to live it in the best possible way such that when I finally stand before God I can truly say, “I have nothing more of myself to give because I have used everything I had, in obedience to You." My memory is the most affected to the point that I am no longer able to practice medicine and I grieve hardest for this but maybe in other ways, it’s a good thing as there are many things in my life that are better forgotten.

This month, as Chinese New Year approaches, we have had so many generous Chinese visitors who brought gifts and spent time with the children. Surgeries continue for the children and adoptions still occur regularly. We have had some very generous donations from friends in the US and Hong Kong and we would like to extend our thanks for their continued support.

The Zhengzhou Charity Foundation awarded Rob and I with a certificate and trophy for our personal charitable work in Zhengzhou which was voted first place as the most appreciated in Zhengzhou. Thank you to those who voted for us. The Luoyang Charity Foundation also presented us with a certificate that states that our Chinese branch of New Hope Foundation in Luoyang was voted first place as the best charity organization in Luoyang.
 

Our new floor in Zhengzhou CWI has been renovated (photos below). We will be able to care for another 60 children in this center which brings the number of children in our care in Zhengzhou to about 105.



Thankfully,

Dr. Joyce and Robin Hill, with Dr. Steve Martin

"People are resilient.  After all, every person born has recovered from nine months on life support."  ~ Robert Brault
News

Surgeries This Month

Eleanor-Grace was sent to Hangzhou for surgery.  Judson was admitted in Jiaozuo and was quickly sent to Suzhou for neurosurgery.  Cerina and Ida were sent to Suzhou for surgery.  Laurence went to Shanghai for surgery.  
 

Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hope for Adoption

Kai Sean and Timothy were also returned to their orphanage for adoption.  Lily-Mae returned to her orphanage to be adopted by a Chinese family.  Liliana’s adoption has been confirmed!  Brendan left for hopeful adoption.  We will pray for them all during this transition. 
 


Beijing - Hope Foster Home

WH Ling, DR Rui, DB Jun, and DL Chun were admitted.  Isaac has returned from neuro surgery in Suzhou.  Pierce/Cheyne was hospitalized twice this month for chemotherapy and related treatments.  Raymond needed to return to his orphanage. 

Jiaozuo

Shirley was admitted.  Shelby passed away peacefully.  John needed to return to his orphanage.

MBHOH

Benedict, Captain, Laymon, McKinley, Egon, Kasen, and Blakely were all admitted.  Kaley and Garrick went to a local hospital for treatment, have returned and are doing better.  Sophie returned from complicated surgery in Hong Kong with MedArt.  Cerina, Yolanda, and Lemuel returned from surgery in Suzhou in stable condition. Violet has returned from further evaluation in Hangzhou.  Sadly, Kristal and Esther passed away.  Felicity, Arthur, and Blythely were called back to their respective orphanages.  We will miss them and pray for their transition.

Xinyang

Jolee, Riggins, and Beniah were admitted.  Doug returned from surgery in Shanghai.  Sari was given treatment at a local hospital.  She returned in stable condition and needed to return to her orphanage. Tyler was adopted.

Zhengzhou

Sancho, Shiro, Markell, and Tillie were admitted.  Wade was admitted but was called back to his orphanage later in the month.  Meira, Carlton, and Leander were admitted and peacefully passed away.  Meianna and Connell both died peacefully.

Heart Bridge

Celeste was admitted. Ryan was admitted to a local hospital due to complications with his breathing.  He has since returned and is doing better.  Brendan left for hopeful adoption.
Needs

This month we are in need of ongoing support for our general operations.
If this newsletter has been forwarded to you and you would like to receive you own monthly copy, please email us at   info@hopefosterhome.com 
 
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 the country. New Hope Foundation staff will be at the airport to pick up the supplies in Beijing. If you 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 615-371-5221   rsdorris@gmail.com

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

c) From Melbourne Australia: Topsy D’Cruz Email: topsydcruz@gmail.com  Address: 18 Sassafras Dr, Lower Templestowe Victoria  3107, Australia. Phone: 03 98504339 Mobile: 0400585379

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