Saturday, November 26, 2011

Can you help our Jinchengjiang Jack??????

Jack( also known as Gregory at Helping Hands, Guilin) really enjoys a new game where he holds onto the Carers legs and gets walked along for a short distance.  He never misses a joke or some fun that is going on, despite his deafness.  He always has a happy greeting and smile whenever you come to the Unit.  He really loves to play with the toy cars, zooming them around the floor and playing imaginary games with them.  He does puzzles extremely well and can build all sorts of buildings with blocks, coming up with new designs and being very inventive.

His good buddy Colton is getting ready to leave soon for his adoption.  We are preparing him too, as we expect that this will be a big transition time for Gregory, as they have been close.  The good thing is that there are other boys his age in the Unit – so he won’t be the only one his age.

Gregory recently went out to get a haircut with Colton and Zac.   As soon as he saw our van , he started making excited noises.  As his hair was being cut, he wanted to keep looking to see what the hairdresser was doing.

The BIG news for Jack this past month, was that he was able to hear some sounds with the aid of a pocket amplifier!   We had advice from an Audiologist who also donated a device for him to use.  This device is better than hearing aids as it doesn’t need the constant fitting and adjusting.

We had very good friends here at the time – one of whom is also deaf and the mother of 2 deaf children.  She removed her aids, tested it out, and was absolutely amazed at how well it worked.  We sat him on her lap and put the headphones on.  He immediately started  looking around, we knew by the expression on his face that he was hearing.  We handed him a phone with music playing, so he could also feel the vibrations.  The connection was made!  Then it only took him about 30 seconds to figure out how to change the music on the phone!
We have to use this device for short periods each day, so he gets used to the sounds he is hearing and isn’t overwhelmed by them.  It will be interesting to see him begin to make other connections as he gets used to it.

He is always interested in maintenance or other different things that happen around the Unit.  He’s always close by in case he can lend a hand!  He loved the outing to KFC this month.  Most of the children were very worried about the new experience and needed lots of reassurance – not Zheng Bingy – he was off to the bus with no extra encouragement, and no tears as there was with some of the others.  His new love – Fried chicken, fries and coke!

It is so fantastic to read of the progress this amazing little man is making and the wonderful work done by Helping Hands in Guilin!!!

We just need some more helping hands to continue to pay for his treatment.......

A Wonderful Alternative Gift for this Christmas?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gifts of make a Difference

This time of year is often so difficult...........

In a world where so many have so little, 
and too many have too much
..and at a time of year which should be focused on true giving, 
   Hope4China'sChildren are offering Alternative Gifts.

Here are some of the areas of need where you can donate, make a difference and receive a Card or Certificate to give as an alternative gift.....

1.Our Special Needs Children 
are all growing and need new, warm clothes for the winter. Many of them have limited mobility and all live in homes where there is no adequate heating in the cold months.
Donations from £10 could keep a special child warm this winter.

2.Foster mothers 
also have difficulty keeping the older children dry in the Winter months.
They LOVE to have Pampers nappies for the winter to keep them dry.
Donations from £10 can provide Pampers for a month for a child.

3.Jack from Jinchengjiang 
needs help to continue his specialist care with Helping Hands. There has been such a dramatic improvement in his little life with this care.
Any donation from £10 can help towards this care.

4.Two little girls in Guangxi 
born with cerebral palsy, have brave mothers, who refused to give in to pressure from family and villagers to abandon their babies. These women need our help and support to be able to attend Angel House where their babies receive therapy, they receive training and support, and above all they have HOPE for the future for their babies. It costs £150 a month for each mother to attend Angel House, and they need help with living costs, transport etc.
Any donation from £10 can help towards these costs.

5.Our Guangxi Girls
also have a difficult time over the winter months. This year  friends in Shanghai are preparing warm jackets and gifts for each of our girls and Hope4China are arranging to have them all personally delivered by our staff before Christmas.
Donations of £10 will help to make this possible.

             Please consider sending a Donation from £10/$15 
to help in any of these areas.

You can pay by Paypal here
or send a cheque to
38 Garvock Hill
KY12 7UU

               If you email and let us know:-

1.Which area you would like your donation to help.
2. Who the Gift is for and from
3. Your address.

We will send you a specially prepared 
Donation Card or Certificate
with a Photo of the Children/area  you will be helping 
in a Gift Box 
to give as a Gift of Hope this Christmas.

Thank you so much for helping to bring HOPE at this time!

Friday, November 04, 2011

                                               100 Good Wishes Quilt

 To welcome and celebrate a new life, there is a tradition in the

northern part of China to make a Bai Jia Bei, or 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

 It is a custom to invite friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth with a wish

for the baby. Part of the patch of cloth goes into the quilt for the baby, and

the other part of the cloth can go into a creative memory notebook with the wish
for the child. 

The quilt contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the

families and friends who contributed a piece of fabric.

 The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.

Pauliina has been very busy in the background putting together this wonderful is now nearing the end..but we need you help??

Over to Pauliina......

Urgent shortage of good wishes!

Donations of beautiful materials flooded in. The quilt itself is coming on. 
I have cut materials for the top stripe but not done it yet
 in case someone wants to donate material and wish over the weekend.

The project needs at least 30 good wishes to go with each individual fabric. As
the idea is to make money for Hope4China's work I am looking for wishes with a
donation. Every £2.50 you donate will put your name in the hat and gives you an
opportunity to own the quilt.

You can donate directly at just click to Paypal.

E-mail me your good wish and name.

Or if you wish to send a cheque just e-mail me and I'll give you my address. 

I was listening to all the news about 7th billion person being born this week.
Every research shows the fastest and cheapest solution for poverty and
overpopulation is educating women. 
That is one of the things Hope4China does. 
It enables poor girls to get an education.

I am hoping that 30 of you will think that giving up a cup of coffee and
donating the money will make a difference for a child and a sustainable, fair
future for us all.


Lee is dancing in heaven!

We were so sad to learn that Lee, the star of the previous blog, has passed away, just days after we met to play with him at Angel House this year.

              It is precious to see him here only two weeks ago in the arms of his foster mother 
and know that he was loved!

He had such a struggle in life, 
but we are thankful that he was loved
and that he can now dance in heaven!
I share a precious prayer from a friend which I think just sums up our feelings.

" Dear Father in Heaven,
Comfort those in his Family left behind,
Welcome this precious, valiant little man into your Kingdom,
and may his days with you, Lord,
be spent Dancing with Joy
in everlasting comfort and free from pain"