New Hope Foundation Ltd. May 2014 Newsletter

To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes
    May will be the last month that Mike and Becca will be living in the Cottage (our Guard house).
Sadly after living with us as husband and wife for the last 12 months they move on to greener pastures and polluted air in Beijing city. Mike has worked for us for 6 years and we are all going to miss them both a lot. Thank you both for all that you have done to make the work here so successful.
   This month we welcomed a team from Show Hope who re-built the playground on the roof of Maria’s Big House in Luoyang. The children have been without a playground for many months as the orphanage asked us to remove the playground that was built by the first Show Hope team so that they could put a large water tank underground as a fire-safety measure. We are very grateful for this new playground as the weather is getting warmer and the children will be able to go “up” to play and get some fresh air.
   In Beijing, we are yet again blessed to see the ISB students who raise the funds and spend it all on spring planting to make our gardens so beautiful. They have done this every year for many years now and we are always grateful.
       We welcome back Nurse Lilybelle who has been away for vacation and also a new nurse Astrid. We are also grateful that Dr Zhai has come back to work full time with us and he will be a great help to Dr. Martin as we continue to expand. As we keep growing in size, we will need more and more medical staff. Nanyang orphanage is on the cards for yet another new Center and this will accommodate 72 new babies.
             I want to share how touched I was by what our nurse Mariah said to me a few weeks ago. Lately I have felt that even though I am no longer able to function as a doctor ( yet.), I still want to do what I can. Making baby quilts does not need a lot of “brain power” and I can still do this. Over the years, I have made more than 2000 quilts for the babies and will continue to do so as long as I am able. Mariah said that even though our organization has grown so big, such that I can no longer hold or touch each of the children that come into our care, my hands which have lovingly made these quilts for them may hopefully give them a sense that they are deeply loved. Thank you Mariah for your encouragement.

Finally as you can see the weather in Beijing is letting our older babies enjoying the sun and the water.
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
Mother Teresa
 Surgeries from the Five Centers
Joyelle went for eye surgery at the end of April and returned this month.  Paul went for eye surgery in Beijing but returned without surgery due to a cold.  Grace went to Shanghai for cardiac cath and evaluation and returned doing well.  Ian was sent for surgery in Shanghai and returned doing well.  Thornleigh went for extensive surgery in Hong Kong with MedArt.  Casey and Zeke were sent for surgery in Zhengzhou.  Lydon returned from the local Luoyang hospital, but needed to go to the hospital again for further observation.  He was then given an emergency surgery.  Giovanna went for heart surgery in Shanghai with AiYou Foundation.  Liza was sent for heart surgery in Hangzhou.  Nizzar needed emergency surgery and admission to the local hospital.  Amber was sent to the local hospital for urgent surgery and returned doing much better.  Judson returned from a four-month hospitalization in Suzhou doing very well.  The surgeons in Suzhou saved his life.
Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption
Danny went back to his orphanage for adoption.  Leathan also visited us with his new family.  Orwin/Samuel was confirmed to have been adopted.  We were informed that Xyvan was adopted.  Yethro visited us with his new family.  We are so pleased for them all!
    Danny                                        Leathan                                 Orwin/Samuel                    
                                    Xyvan                               Yethro
News from the Hope Healing Home in Beijing
Huntley arrived from Henan with suspected bilateral retinoblastoma and should be going soon to Hong Kong soon for surgery with MedArt.  Saaya returned from heart surgery doing well.  Cinca arrived from MBHOH for further care in Beijing.
Love Without Boundaries Heartbridge Rehabilitation Unit in Beijing
Celeste was transferred to MBHOH for further care.  Grace went for cardiac evaluation in Shanghai and returned to Heartbridge.  Ian had surgery in Shanghai and is recovering.
Special Care Centers in the Henan Province: Jiaozuo, Luoyang, Xinyang, and Zhengzhou (These Centers 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.)
Jiaozuo (Show Hope Special Care Center)
Laurence returned from MBHOH.  Johari needed to return to his orphanage.  Mayer sadly passed away.
MBHOH (Maria’s Big House of Hope) in Luoyang (Show Hope Special Care Center)
Uriah, Milla, Cinca, Alester, Kingston, Lakyn, Nizzar, Enoree and Eleazar were admitted.  April with heart disease died.  Hazel, Kasen, Kaley, and Yale sadly passed away.  Yorrie also passed away after more than one hospitalization.  Truett returned to MBHOH from Beijing Hope Healing Home after his surgeries had been completed.  Trenor and Garrick were sent to the local hospital and returned doing well.  Cannan and Reese returned from the local hospital.  Peter, Paco, Jaspher, and Truett needed to go back to their orphanage. 
Xinyang (Show Hope Special Care Center)
Boston was admitted.  Xielle was also admitted and urgently transferred to MBHOH for further care.  Lemuel arrived back from MBHOH.  John and Lindsay needed to return to their orphanage.
Zhengzhou (Show Hope Special Care Center)
Stella, Calum, Eara, Niccolo, Jaeger, and Wilona were admitted.  Eve/Sania was transferred from Beijing Hope Healing Home to MBHOH then again to the Special Care Center in Zhengzhou this month.  Cailyn returned from surgeries in Hangzhou. 

                   Thank you for all of your support 
                           Robin, Joyce and Steve 
Thanks and Needs
Once again we would like to thank all of you who silently support the work we do here in China it is always amazing to see the way that through each of you God providing for the care of our babies. There is an updated financial report for last year on our website for your information.

We do have a Baby in Beijing United Hospital at the moment with a perforated bowel that the BJU foundation can no longer cover (up to now this babies medical costs have been covered by BJU) we do not know what the end cost will be but the last time he was there it came to US$85,000. we do not expect such a large bill this time but any help toward this would be appreciated. 

This month we really need travelers coming from Australia to help bring over some of the quilts for the new unit in Nan Yang please see below for details as how you can help. 
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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 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

b) From the UK:  Jennifer Drake, Surrey,

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

d) From Sydney, Australia: Susan Mukundan Email:  Phone:  02 94888101    Mobile:   0414 911 309