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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Update of Wei Senbao and New Students Who Need Sponsors

Wei Senbao and Leanna Gilliam
Wei Senbao with Leanna Gilliam
Wei Senbao Drinking Milk
Wei Senbao Drinking Milk
 Given by American Children
韦森宝 Wei Senbao Update                                                                  August 2011

We were anxious to find out the condition of Wei Senbao 韦森宝  this summer. He is the four year old boy, who has a malformation from birth that causes his cheek to be swollen. It is a cystic Lymphangioma that is a "malformations of the lymphatic system, which is the network of vessels responsible for returning to the venous system excess fluid from tissues".  The blockage will get worse as he grows, but treatment too soon is not advised either. However, waiting too long is also a problem since it can affect the growth of his neck. 
Wei Senbao and his mother
Wei Senbao and his
 Mother in a Beijing hospital

"The prognosis for Lymphangioma is generally very good. Surgical removal of the tumor is the typical treatment provided, with the understanding that additional removal procedures will most likely be required as the Lymphangioma grows. Most patients need at least two procedures done for the removal process to be achieved, " Dr. Ke tells us. He was with the group that hiked up to see the Ling Wang Kindergarten children and Wei Senbao. He is from Shanghai and may be able to suggest the proper specialist when the time comes for treatment.  

Generous donors made possible Wei's diagnosis in Beijing last summer. $3,134 USD is left for his future treatment, so we have about half of what is needed $6,268 (40,000 yuan) for his medical care. If you would like to give for his future operations when they are appropriate, please go to this link. We are keeping an account of what is dedicated to his care. 

Ling Wang Kindergarten and Primary School
You can see more pictures of Ling Wang Kindergarten and the food and gifts that were taken to the school by our volunteers this summer by clicking on the pictures. Wei lives in the village where the kindergarten is.  See more pictures of Wei Senbao by clicking on pictures about him. 

Kids Receive gifts
Ling Wang Kids Receive Gifts
Qiao Danmei
Qiao Danmei
An Long High School 
Support a Buyi Minority Student
An Long Students
Buyi Minority Students Who Need Sponsors

      There are 6 people in Danmei's family. All her siblings are girls. She has one elder sister and two younger sisters. Her parents are farmers. She lives in the countryside outside An Long. She is rated no.1 in her class from lower middle school to now. She wants to be a architect in the future. Three of her sisters are in high school at once. Her family needs tuition help to keep all their girls in school.  

    We have opened a new aid program in the Buyi minority area of Guizhou Province. It was an 8
Yaya Luo's Mother
Yaya Luo's Mother - click to see more pictures.
hour train trip from Nanning to get to An Long. Guizhou is the poorest province of China I hear. We went to the An Long No. 1 High School to find three Buyi students to support with tuition. Yaya Luo, one of our staff members who is a Buyi herself, invited us to visit her family and opened the door for Blessing Hands to help her old high school. 

     We intended to select three students, but when the financial aid office arranged for us to interview seven students, we just could not turn any of them down. John Randall Towles, who is about their age, really identified with them. 

      Now we need your help to sponsor the five students who don't have sponsors yet. We have their interviews posted online. You can take your pick andwrite us. Their support is $80 a semester or $160 per year. Go to this link to give online or send your gift to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY 40351

 You can see them by clicking on the videos here. 
Tuo Tianying
Tuo Tianying

There are four children in Tuo's family, two elder brothers and one older sister. His father and mother are farmers. He is the youngest child. When he entered junior middle school he was no. 1, and now he is number 2 in his whole grade. Two older siblings are married. He wants to be a teacher of math. He is a senior 2 student at An Long No. 1 High School. He enjoys solving math problems. His mother gives him 240 RMB a month for living

Lin Fali
Lin Fali

Lin Fali is a Senior 2 student at An Long High School in the Guizhou Province of China. He will graduate in the spring of 2013. There are four people in his family. They are all healthy except his mother often gets a fever. His younger brother is a junior middle school 3 student. Lin Fali wants to be a math teacher someday. He was rated no. 7 in his lower middle school and is now rated No. 5 in his whole high school class. He boards at the school, going home once every month. His family lives on 250 RMB a month 

Cen Xianlan
Cen Xianlan

Cen Xianlan is an Senior 2 student at An Long Higher Middle School in Guizhou Province. She needs a scholarship because her father is ill with heart disease. Her mother is the only support of the family. An older sister is married and can't contribute to the support of the family. Her village is far away and poorer than other villages. She was 63th in her class when she first entered high school, but now she has raised her rank to 14th in her class.

Zhan Xiameng
Zhan Xiameng

 Zhan Xiameng Click here for Video and wait through commercial please.

This student's father was disabled in a construction accident. Only his mother supports the family in An Long Town. He is a Senior 1 student starting in the fall of 2011 and will graduate in the spring of 2014. His high school entrance score is more than 400, which is good. He has two elder sisters. One works in Guangdong and the other is in high school as a senior 3 student. The family lives on 800 RMB a month for the support of the whole family. His father is Han and his mother Buyi. He lives at home in An Long. 

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