Focus on Jack
Jack is almost 8 months old but he is the size of an average new born 3.9 kg/8.6 lbs. I know little about his life before coming to The Children's Garden; he was abandoned at birth, had surgery on his lip and hernia and was until recently was "skin & bones". He still needs surgery on his palate and spina-bifida but first needs to fatten up.
Jack is a fighter; he wakes up giggling, a ferocious eater, endlessly curious, and always has a ready smile. Fighting for Jack and his future, as my friend Lila says, "it's what it's all about."
A real miracle of a transformed life....
Poor Monica, she had been declared terminally ill and expected to only live for less than a year. They didn't want to send her back to the orphanage in rural China for her last few months but her bed was needed at the hospital. Could we take her? YES!
Fully expecting to do my all to give her the best life I had no idea that a whirlwind of events and coincidences over Thanksgiving weekend would turn an orphan into a world traveler with a mom, dad, older brother and sister. Monica (now Lucie) has so far received medical treatment in France and is now at Boston Children's Hospital. A real miracle!
The Original Fab Five...
The others from original Fab Five are going strong! Kaitlin and Solomon will soon be joining their forever families in Texas and Indiana respectively. Raymond has been adopted by a Chinese family and is now in Henan. Xavier is attending a special boarding school in Henan specifically for children with his condition.
BIG THANK YOU to Bella-Napoli
Bella-Napoli held a big PIZZA PARTY benefiting The Children's Garden. Folks got together an made pizza, ate cake and had a fantastic time! Bella-Napoli raised 24,481 RMB!
Best pizza in Shanghai!
| Donating and Volunteering|
TCG welcomes volunteers with all skill sets! We need volunteers to do administrative work, organizing donations, fundraising, and to cuddle babies. We are also looking for foster families and people to sponsor our individual children. If you have have any ideas of how to help or just want to lend a hand please send me an email email@example.com.