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February 2014 Newsletter

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This month we had Dr John Ngan and his wife May, visit us from Hong Kong. We spent some precious time with them. John’s organization, MedArt, has helped countless orphaned children over the past 10 years or so and the picture above is of him with only some of the babies still in Beijing he has helped us with. Many have been adopted and gone on to loving families. We also welcomed the Dorris family. As most of you know, Rebecca Dorris from Tennessee has helped us by sending much needed supplies from the US via visitors bringing in suitcases when they come to Beijing for the past 12  years or so. We estimate that by now, she would have sent over 20 tons of medical and other supplies since she first began to help us. They have been a tremendous blessing to our work and we thank all those who have donated suitcases and supplies to enable Rebecca to help us. (insert picture) We have upgraded our website and would very much appreciate any feedback from anyone on the format and any typos that we have missed. Click here to view the new site. Students from WAB international school in Beijing have been wonderful supporters of our work, from covering surgical costs to coming on weekends to spend time playing with our children. One little story was related by one of the teachers from this school just warms our hearts. A seven year old student set up a little table in front of her house to raise funds for our babies and she danced for the people in the hope that they would be willing to help. I wish we had a picture to show but just imagining this small child dancing so that others would live brings tears to my eyes. Thankfully, Dr. Joyce and Robin Hill, with Dr. Steve Nelson Martin “God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.”  ~ Author unknown, variation of an excerpt from “The Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Neibuhr View full newsletter...

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January 2014 Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on January 2014 Newsletter

 Dear Friends and Supporters, Rob has encouraged me to go back to writing our monthly newsletters again now that things are beginning to get back to normal for me. I am not able to write the whole newsletter like I used to but I will help Rob and Steve by doing the bits that I can. This is the first time since my massive brain hemorrhage 7 months ago, that I feel confident enough to do this. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and your help in supporting my family as they went through the most difficult decision on whether or not to turn off the life support while I remained in a coma. As I lay there I was not aware of who was around me but I am still grateful for all those who visited and prayed for me. Rob was told by the doctors that I was so brain-damaged and that even if I was able to breathe again on my own, there was no hope of my living a normal life. But things turned out to be different and although my recovery is slow, I have a second chance at life and I need to live it in the best possible way such that when I finally stand before God I can truly say, “I have nothing more of myself to give because I have used everything I had, in obedience to You.” My memory is the most affected to the point that I am no longer able to practice medicine and I grieve hardest for this but maybe in other ways, it’s a good thing as there are many things in my life that are better forgotten. This month, as Chinese New Year approaches, we have had so many generous Chinese visitors who brought gifts and spent time with the children. Surgeries continue for the children and adoptions still occur regularly. We have had some very generous donations from friends in the US and Hong Kong and we would like to extend our thanks for their continued support. The Zhengzhou Charity Foundation awarded Rob and I with a certificate and trophy for our personal charitable work in Zhengzhou which was voted first place as the most appreciated in Zhengzhou. Thank you to those who voted for us. The Luoyang Charity Foundation also presented us with a certificate that states that our Chinese branch of New Hope Foundation in Luoyang was voted first place as the best charity organization in Luoyang. Our new floor in Zhengzhou CWI has been renovated (photos below). We will be able to care for another 60 children in this center which brings the number of children in our care in Zhengzhou to about 105. Thankfully, Dr. Joyce and Robin Hill, with Dr. Steve Martin “People are resilient.  After all, every person born has recovered from nine months on life support.”  ~ Robert Brault Click here to view the full newsletter in your...

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December 2013 Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on December 2013 Newsletter

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 Click here to view the full newsletter in your...

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November 2013 Newsletter

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November 2013 Newsletter

Click here for a PDF file with pictures Dear Friends, The renovation of the 2nd floor of the Zhengzhou special care center is well on the way we are hoping that we can have this up and running early in January. All of the playrooms and bedrooms have been sponsored.  For more information as to how you can help please email robinathope@outlook.com. Joyce is continuing to improve and would like to thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes it has meant so much to her. This month is our 26th wedding anniversary so this is a special time for us to celebrate what God has done during our life together. We have had many visitors this month as Christmas approaches, it is really nice to see the interest in the work. We have had School groups from ISB, Dulwich College, WAB, CCC Capital Kids, Tianjin Int and many more we have also had a number of Company groups visit like Prometheus Partners, Apricot Forest and many Chinese companies all bringing supplies for the home. We also just received these sweet photos below of Jing Tai (now Ty) on vacation with his family in Mexico. He has come such a long way! News Hope Healing Home, Beijing The babies all returned doing well from Suzhou who had surgery and evaluations by the Suzhou doctors and MedArt.  Pierce/Cheyne returned to the hospital for another round of chemotherapy.  Herald and Yadiel were hospitalized for heart surgery.  Kai Sean returned from surgery.  James and Zak were moved to their hometown Special Care Units in Henan.  They will be very missed in Beijing. Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption Alex, Braxton, Jenny, Leola, Opal, Raisa, Sabrina, Sean, and Sebastian were adopted or their prior 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) Visit Jiaozuo Shelby was admitted.  Mandy was sent to MBHOH for further treatment.  Emman had excellent cleft surgery coordinated and sponsored by his home orphanage. Luoyang (Show Hope Special Care Center) MBHOH (Maria’s Big House of Hope) Raisa, Alex, and Sean were confirmed to be adopted.  Opal and Sabrina left for adoption.  Wyler, Dagonet, Bereket, Reaser, and Whenby were admitted.  Alecto was admitted and needed urgent surgery.  Garrick, Hazel, and Whenby were admitted to the local hospital.  Sonja returned from successful heart surgery in Hangzhou.  Amelie went for heart surgery evaluation.  Kaitlyn needed to return to her local orphanage.  Rolin, Xielle, and Eldora died peacefully. Xinyang (Show Hope Special Care Center) Liz was admitted.  Lemuel was sent to Luoyang for further care. Zhengzhou (Show Hope Special Care Center) Sebastian and Leola were adopted.  Yandell, Xiomar, Zale, and Yolanda were admitted.  Xayanna and Jethro were admitted and sent urgently to Luoyang for further care.  Collette was admitted to the local hospital.  Quade and Hubert returned from Luoyang.  Yorriel, Chester, Chance, and Weilla needed to return to the local orphanage.  Tobi and Cullen died peacefully. Love Without Boundaries Heartbridge Rehabilitation Unit (18 beds) Bran and Ian were welcomed as the newest additions to Heartbridge.  Braxton and Jenny were adopted.  We had confirmation that Julia, a Heartbridge in 2010 graduate, was adopted to a forever family.  Tragically, Lian suddenly and peacefully died.  She is very deeply missed. Thank You We would like to thank Global Impact for their generous matching gift also Portions for orphans for their...

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October 2013 Newsletter

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on October 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friends, The Big News this month is that we have started work on an extension to our Zhengzhou unit. This will increase the number of beds from 45 to 105. The Zhengzhou Special Care Center has been one of the busiest units this year with a real need to expand. If you would like to support the equipping of a room in the unit please contact me at robinathope@outlook.com. It has been a very busy month at New Hope Foundation. Mending Kids International (MKI), a medical mission group from Los Angeles, CA came to Luoyang and partnered with the Women and Children’s Hospital to operate on 14 babies. Also, the Medart Team from Hong Kong is going to Suzhou and almost 30 of our babies will receive treatment. In Beijing we have had two schools staying with us – St Paul’s School from Beijing and Pathlight School from Singapore. Joyce is continuing to improve. She still has some memory loss and some balance issues. She is back on e-mail, and feel free to contact her at joyceathope@outlook.com. It is really encouraging to see the Hope team working so well and being so effective helping the babies in our care. Joyce was able to visit Zhengzhou and Luoyang (photo above). The staff was very excited to see her. News Sophie went to Hong Kong for surgery with MedArt. Dr. John Ngan and his team performed 14.5 hours of complex surgery on her, and she is recovering well. Maisen, Henry, Chilton, Cedric, Quade, Danny, Wendy, Emmerick, Declan, Xenith, Zoren, and Wyatt all had complex surgery with MKI. Yuri and Hubert also had more minor procedures. We are very thankful for the MKI Team. Here they are with their surgical candidates: MedArt’s Fall trip to Suzhou this year will help many different babies. Lianne, Harryl, and Yaniza were sent to Suzhou for neurosurgery with MedArt and the Suzhou doctors. MedArt’s cleft surgery team plans to operate on Joseph, Christian, Joanna, Lily-Mae, Truett, Herschel, Kalel, HX Liu, Yeva, Micah, London, Jamison, and Peter in Suzhou. They also plan on surgery, spina bifida clinic evaluation, and/or urodynamic studies for Jensen, Ynez, Cerina, Leith, Timothy, Jenaise, Ryker, Russell, Marcus, Quinlan, and Lindsay. Hope Healing Home, Beijing Pierce/Cheyne returned to the hospital for yet another round of chemotherapy. DR Lei and DR Long were admitted. Kai Sean was admitted then sent for orthopedic surgery in Beijing. Cindi returned from heart surgery. Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption We are excited to say that Xarrabella and Veronika left for adoption. 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) Bryce was admitted. Luoyang (Show Hope Special Care Center) (Maria’s Big House of Hope) Dirk, Rolin, and Chalker were admitted. Celeste was sent to a local hospital and returned doing much better. Sonja was sent for heart surgery. Metta was also sent for heart surgery, but she passed away in the hospital from serious postoperative complications. She is very much missed. Faith and Annikan returned from heart surgery doing well. We were sad to say goodbye to Lorelei who peacefully passed away. Bric also peacefully passed away. Darcy returned from surgery but passed away soon after returning. Landon, Tammy, and Julia needed to return to their orphanages. Xinyang (Show Hope Special Care Center) Lindsay was admitted and sent urgently to Suzhou for surgery. Harryl and Yaniza...

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