Special Care Nursery for Orphaned Babies

 
$32,059
$17,941
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Apr 1, 2011

A Happy, Dancing Girl

Yang SiYu
Yang SiYu

With the help of Global Giving donors and other generous supporters, we have been able to establish and operate a Special Care Nursery at The China Care Home in Beijing.  We are so grateful to our generous Global Giving donors for helping make this dream for the children come true.

Over the last year, your donations have helped improve the lives of many children, including YiNa, a 10-month-old baby girl fully recovered from heart surgery; ZhuangWei, a now happy toddler who endured grueling chemotherapy for retinoblastoma with his loving nanny by his side; and NiNi, a happy infant girl expected to fully recover from spina bifida, Chiari malformation, and hydrocephalus surgeries. 

To continue our work, we are asking for donations to help defray the cost for the Special Care’s Nursery for the next two years.  We are confident that with your help we will be able to continue to provide specialized and often lifesaving medical treatment and nurturing for fragile infants like SiYu.

When SiYu first came to The China Care Home, she was less than one month old and weighed only 2.5 kg. Tiny SiYu was carefully nurtured at our Special Care Nursery until she was big enough to have surgery to repair her cleft lip. After recuperating for a month at the Special Care Nursery, SiYu went back to the Baotou Social Welfare Institution where she was enrolled in Half the Sky’s Infant Nurture Program. With the patient care of her trained Half the Sky nanny, SiYu became stronger.  When her doctors said she was ready, she returned to The China Care Home for surgery to repair her cleft palate. 

SiYu is at The China Care Home and recovering well for her second surgery. She has grown up to be a beautiful girl. She can walk slowly by herself and speak some simple words. She has curly hair and looks like a doll. What she likes most is looking into the mirror. She shakes her head or makes faces in front of the mirror and observes her reflection carefully.

When SiYu hears music, she can’t help making some dancing movements like stretching her arms, waving her hands, or shaking her head. All the nannies in the room love to watch her dancing and listen to her happy laughter, but when she notices others paying attention she gets embarrassed and covers her face with her hands.

Thanks to the love and medical care she received, SiYu is now a healthy and happy girl!

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Organization

Half the Sky Foundation

Berkeley, California, United States
http://www.halfthesky.org

Project Leader

Patricia King

Berkeley, CA United States

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