Dew Drops Cardiac Care Home!

May 23, 2016
by Andrea Olson
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Little Hearts Medical has some huge news to share! We are proud to be partnering with Little Flowers Project on their new venture, Dew Drops Medical Home! This cardiac-focused care home is a model that we firmly support, and we are so excited to be a part of this new facility!

Please read our Little Hearts Medical Child Identification Coordinator and Little Flowers Medical Director, Lily’s, description of the project, and consider offering your financial support.

 

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Dear friends of Little Flower,

It is with great pleasure that I write to you to share about a new project that we are launching next month. With over 20 years of experience with orphan care in China, we are aware of some gaps that still exist in providing the best care to every abandoned child.

As you are probably aware, the number one reason why children are abandoned is due to the difficulties of caring for a child born with complex medical conditions. Families do not have the financial means to provide treatment for their child, basic resources including health care are limited and families lack the medical knowledge to make good decisions for their child’s treatment. Consequently parents are forced to make difficult decisions. This is where our new project, Dew Drops can help!

Dew Drops provides both a long term, enriching home environment for abandoned children with complex congenital heart defects, and provides a temporary home for children from poor families in need of support and specialized care, while they navigate the health care system. Our primary focus is on children with complex heart defects.

Even after receiving life-saving surgeries, these children need on-going special treatment and care in order to survive. In our Orphan Care Unit, we provide both specialized care and psychological development in a trauma-informed manner. In our Family Care Unit, in addition to specialized care, we also focus on training and advocating for parents as they seek the best medical treatment for their child.

Orphan Care Unit:
• 6 month old infants to 5 years old
• Infants with complex congenital heart defects
• Capacity of 30 children per year
• Every child will stay with us until he/she is adopted
• Employ full time ‘moms’ who are trained in trauma-informed practices and who will provide continuous care for a single child. This helps abandoned children learn to form attachments and heal from the past trauma they have experienced.

Family Care Unit:
• Children from poor families in rural areas born with complex heart defects
• Capacity of 5 children per month
• Duration: around 1 month

The best part is, Little Flowers Medical Director, Lily will be spearheading this project. Lily has been working with orphans for the past 10 years. Her passion, medical skills and knowledge of the Chinese health system makes her the perfect director for this project. The concept behind this project was developed by Lily.

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Please consider partnering with us in providing a future to children in need.

PHOTOS:

The photos are of the new building (prior to updating/cleaning).