We are so proud of what we have accomplished since our new China Care Home opened in Beijing two years ago. During that time, we have provided specialized medical care for 421 orphaned children, including 372 lifesaving surgeries. To celebrate that wonderful milestone, we held a small party at the Home for the children, our nannies, foster moms, office staff, and administrators.
YiNa was a 7-month-old, tiny, listless baby when she was admitted to The China Care Home. She was immediately taken to the hospital for tests where she was diagnosed with (ventricular septal defect: a 4.4mm hole in her heart). Two days later, she was hospitalized for heart surgery.
I came to China with a love of medicine and an end goal of becoming a doctor; I came to gain vital experience in my future career. I know I will leave with more, a love of the country and of the children I shared my time with. China Care has given me something I will take with me back home, an experience that I know will shape the rest of my life.
Yan when he arrived at China CareYan was born with a hole in his heart and was abandoned in Shanxi province when he was just a month old. China Care took him into our home and provided the critical surgery to repair his heart.