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To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes
Caption: The Hill Family in Australia

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As we enter into the new year we have been reflecting on the amazing things that we have seen God do during 2013. We have been able to care for 248 new admissions during the year and have been able to arrange 175 surgeries giving these little ones another chance.

For us as a family it has been both bittersweet with Joyce’s stroke, leaving her completely free of the headaches that have plagued her for years but her memory loss has left her unable to fulfill the role as medical director. Joyce continues to improve slowly and is looking forward to taking a more active role during 2014 in the management of New Hope Foundation.

Thanks to all of you who voted for us in the charity competition. We came in #10 which was really good for our long term visa application. We have won an award which will be presented this month.

The new floor in the Zheng Zhou CWI is nearly complete which when opened will care for another 60 babies making a total of 105 in this special care center. This will bring the total of beds that we have to over 350.

On a more personal note we are enjoying a break in Australia and Malaysia with family. As you can see we have a new grandson Christopher Wren Liaw who is already taking up a career in law (photo below),We have also enjoyed a big family reunion (photo at top).

 
Our thanks go to all of you who have loyally supported us in so many ways during 2013. It has been a time we have felt loved and cared for.

Robin & Joyce
News

During 2013:
  • We admitted 248 new children.
  • 175 children were admitted to hospital for surgery.
  • 51 children were adopted.
  • 25 orphanages from 11 provinces have sent children to NHF.
  • 19 hospitals have provided care or surgeries for these children.
Hope Healing Home, Beijing

Isaac went for neurosurgery in Suzhou. Pierce/Cheyne returned from the hospital after another round of chemotherapy then was admitted for further testing. Yadiel and Herald returned from successful heart surgery in Beijing.
 
Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption

Albert, Antonio, Elizabeth, Harry, Hayward, Lana, Liandrew, and Trinity went for adoption or their adoptions were confirmed.

 


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) Yuri, Zeke, and Mandy returned after further evaluation and treatment at MBHOH.  Mishael passed away. Brett needed to return to his orphanage.
 
Luoyang (Show Hope Special Care Center)
MBHOH (Maria’s Big House of Hope) Jax, Alessandro, Hanani, Joyelle, Vicente, Samson, Thatcher, Kristal, Cheska, Ida, and Kamen were admitted.  Kenzli was admitted then sent quickly to Shandong Province for intestinal surgery.  Violet went to Hangzhou for heart surgery.  Elliot went for surgery at the local Women and Children’s Hospital.  Doug, Demetrius, and Walden went for heart surgery in Shanghai with AiYou Foundation/ Shanghai Baby Home.  Hazel returned from the local hospital but again needed to be hospitalized.  Jethro, Suri, and Celeste were sent to the local hospital and returned doing better.  Kaley also needed to be hospitalized.  Amelie returned from heart surgery evaluation. Sweet Kaylee passed away.  Whenby, Tirzah, Destiny, and Nira passed away.  Brian and Turner were admitted and peacefully passed away.  Janice, Fulmer, and Don needed to return to their orphanage.  They will be greatly missed.
 
One of the groups of bundled babies going for surgery this month:
 

Xinyang (Show Hope Special Care Center) Trevor was admitted.  Lemuel was sent to Suzhou for neurosurgery.  Harryl returned from his recovery time in MBHOH after neurosurgery in Suzhou.  Sari was sent to the local hospital for treatment coordinated by the orphanage.  Harlow and Liz peacefully passed away. 
 
Zhengzhou (Show Hope Special Care Center) Yannis, Hamilton, Shannen, Connell, and Thaddeus were admitted.  Joshue was admitted and was urgently transferred to Luoyang for surgery.  Yolanda went to Suzhou for surgery.  Queenie was admitted and later passed away peacefully.  Yandell, Xaira, Collette, and Byron passed away.  Ysabelle, Xanti, Wayne, Laihda, and Leith needed to return to the orphanage.
 
Love Without Boundaries Heartbridge Rehabilitation Unit (18 beds)
Antonio, Elizabeth, and Harry went for adoption.  Rys and Brendan  were admitted.  Colin was welcomed back into Heartbridge.  Ryan needed to be admitted to a local hospital for pneumonia.  Little baby Wynn was admitted but passed away after overcoming numerous difficulties.
Thankfully,

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