Charlotte broke her leg on October 23rd and subsequently had surgery on the 24th. She is doing well now but was in quite a bit of pain initially. She came home after 6 days and is continuing to do well. This picture is of her playing with the cast dust after getting the cast cut down for a bit of "wiggle" room. Please be sending Knee Mail for complete healing of her newly rodded tibia and femur. She was actually "excited" for surgery as it means her leg will now be straight!
After living at AFLH for almost a year, Stacy will be leaving to work in a job in Beijing. She has gained valuable experience working in the Bread of Life Bakery while at AFLH. Although we will miss her presence with us, she will not be far away and we expect she will visit us often. We are always sad when our "kids" leave, but we are proud that they have matured to the place of self sufficiency while at AFLH. We bless her and wish her all the best. Thanks to all who have been a part of her support group while she has been with us.
We mistakenly posted previously that Cindy was leaving, but, that is not the case. Sorry for the mis information.
Last Friday, Keith Wyse and Hope Chen accompanied Dr. Sam Watt, Dr. Chen Yuan and Dr. Wu Guo Hua, Director of the new AiDeBao Hospital now under construction in LangFang, China to meet with Dr. Peter Smith, Dr. Gerald Harris and Administrator, Mark Niederpruem, of Shriner's Hospital to discuss a collaboration project between Shriner's and AiDeBao. Hopefully, we can reach an arrangement whereby Shriner's will assist AiDeBao Hospital to upgrade the quality of care in the new hospital by sending doctors from Chicago to train the doctors in China on surgical techniques to help OI children and also set up a Gait Lab in the new hospital which will allow AiDeBao to study the movements of handicapped orphans so as to determine how to assist them to remedy the children's disabilities.
AiDeBao has recently begun construction of a brand new hospital 459 bed which will focus primarily on helping OI children. We at AFLH are excited to be a part of the development process. Dr. Wu Guo Hua, Director of AiDeBao Hospital presented a Crystal "Statue" of hands shaking as a token of future cooperation between the two hospitals.