Friday, April 27, 2012


Well I think, at least I hope I have finally gotten a picture of Harris posted.  We have been thinking and praying for all of the babies that had surgery last week and hoping they are doing well.  Thank you all for your help. Remember donations are always needed.  We have a lot of red thread gifts waiting to be sent, just let LWB know that Narissa sent you.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

LWB have helped 49

It has been a very happy and busy week for the medical team at Love Without Boundaries.  They have done 49 surgeries and are now on their way home.  With saddness I have to say that Nathaniel was not able to have his surgery.  He weighed less than expected so he will just have to fatten up before he can be done.  Please keep him in your prayers.  On a good side, a rural baby had surgery in his place.  So for those of you who helped Nathaniel, know that your donation went to a great use.  It is so special to know that a rural child whose parents love him but could not afford surgery has been helped.  This child can now stay in the loving care of his birth mother and father and not need to be an orphan to have this life changing surgery.  It made me cry.  I cried for Nathaniel who has to wait, but for Ci I cried tears of joy knowing the difference this turn has made.  Just because this trip has come to a close, don't forget that LWB helps year round to many programs.  We love to hear of the donations that come in so please continue to help.  There are a lot of red thread gifts waiting to be delivered! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Harris is done!

We got word that Harris did have his surgery Tues morning China time!  I think Nathaniel may have had his surgery also, but his picture is not on LWB site so I don't know for sure.  Please keep both boys and all the others that are in need in your prayers.  Visit LWB to see all the updates.  So exciting!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


We got word from LWB that both Harris and Nathaniel are fully funded!  Both boys will have their surgeries next week. Thank you to all that helped get the word out, and for those that sent a donation.  If you did donate, and didn't tell LWB that Narissa sent you, please let me know and I will make sure you get your red thread thank you.
LWB told us that when they arrive in China on Sunday, there will be many families that come to them for surgery that are just too poor to pay.  They will welcome any donations toward these families.  Remember tell them Narissa sent you and you will get your thank you!  I am asking for you to tell them she sent you because it makes a diference to her, she gets so excited everytime we talk about the help that these kids are getting.  I am so proud of her desire to help and any show of help that I get to tell her about just makes her want to work harder.  I can't think of a better desire. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Still in Need

I still can't post a picture of Harris, don't know why but the good news is that he is all set for his surgery.  If you helped us get his funding or not, but would love to see him he is on the LWB site.  What a cute boy!
The bad news is that Nathaniel is still not funded.  I got word from LWB that he has passed his physical and is healthy enough for surgery.  PLEASE don't make this baby wait another year for surgery.  Harris will be traveling with nannies and 2 other children from his SWI for surgery.  With the others going it will be so much easier to have Nathaniel done at this time.  There are only a few days left, won't you make a difference?
Don't forget, if you send a donation, tell LWB that Narissa sent you so they can send a red thread thank you.      Ruthie, posting for Narissa

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Few More Days

There are not many days left before Love Without Boundaries medical team are in China. Nathaniel needs surgery.  The doctors still do not know, (till they get there) if he will weigh enough and be healthy enough for his lip to be repaired, but we want to hope.  We can only want to hope because the funds are not yet all in place.  Please won't you join with others to help Nathaniel (or any other child in need) get the needed surgery.  The LWB medical team are all voluntees, they have spent their own time and money to do these surgeries.  A donation is all I am asking of YOU.  If Nathaniel is not well enough to have his surgery, the money will be used on another child in need. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another baby!

Mom got a picture of Harris from LWB, but she can't get it to print as a picture. For anyone that wants to see him, he is on their site with all that are scheduled to have surgery in April.  He has funded under his picture, and that is because we have done it!  You and me and all of us that care to help the children left waiting for their needed help.  It makes me so happy that I have helped and that you have helped me.  Lets keep going.  LWB told mom that there is another baby that donations that they receive saying Narissa asked for their help will go to Nathaniel.  That is if Nathaniel is healthy enough to have his surgery when LWB is there in a couple of weeks.  If he is not ready, our donations will go to another child in need of cleft surgery.  Please lets add one more surgery to the trip.  Won't you please send your donation today if you haven't, or even if you have.  Here is Nathaniel,  he is already so cute, just think how much bigger he will be able to get if he can eat better.  I hope LWB will tell me they have so many donations that they need me to send more of my red thread thank you's.  Did you get yours yet?  thank you  Narissa