Thursday, February 25, 2010

Little Helper!

Ethan was helping out the Supervisor today, bringing some supplies around to the Special Care Unit in the toy stroller! He was as pleased as punch!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Steven's work of art.

Steven one of the teenagers from the CPU/Res Unit, is deaf and attends the Deaf school in town. He's had some problems in the past with being bullied at school, but we've been able to sort these out and he is now happy at school.

He's quite artistic, loves to draw, grow plants and do things with his hands. This is his latest creation. He found a piece of marble and carved a shoe out it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good weather.

The weather has been a lot warmer these past few days and the kids - well everyone - is thoroughly enjoying it. Tina and Landon took their activities outside for a change.

Relaxed or What?

Josh sleeps with his feet in the air and the blanket all over his face. He is completely relaxed, hard to imagine with his feet in the air, but he is! If we try to move the blanket, he will drag it back up over his face, even in his sleep!

Monday, February 22, 2010


4 days ago we had sleet, today - 21 degrees C! The kids made the most of the outdoors in the sunshine for a change. Even one of the Supervisors kicked up her heels and joined in the fun on the trampoline!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Benjamin had his last cast before his tenotomy next week. It'll be no time before he's in his bracing stage.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ready, Steady, GO!

After a few weeks of very tentative steps, Preston has launched out and is now finding his balance for walking!

Helping Out.

The kids in the CP/Res Unit love any opportunity to lend a hand.


Cassie was happy to lie back and relax during her casting, with an ample supply of lollipops and toys! She certainly doesn't let the casts stop her, we had to put on extra fibre glass on this week, as she tries to walk with them on and cracks the plaster!

Boys will be boys!

Jack was being his exuberant self today and somehow managed to fall over on the concrete and split his chin. He was very brave while it was being dressed, but the tears came afterwards - he was worried about how he'd have a shower with the dressing on!
It didn't slow him down for the rest of the day though, he was on his bike in no time!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

English Class.

The kids in the English Class had a great time getting ready for Chinese New Year last Friday. Along with learning new vocab, they finished the lesson making Chinese Lanterns to decorate the Dayroom.

New Arrivals.

Bing Bing who is playing with the truck and Shan Shan the little cutie with her hair up, arrived at the House of Love just before Chinese New Year. Both are going to be treated in our Clubfoot Unit over the next few months.

If you would like to sponsor either of these two gorgeous children, please go to the Contact Us link on the front page of our website.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Amy's Big Day.

It was Amy's turn to celebrate her 8th birthday today. She really wanted a new bath towel, and was thrilled to find a Strawberry Shortcake towel among her gifts. There were also some lovely hair ties, and some beautifully warm fleecy winter pyjamas.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Winner's Day Out.

The kids have been working hard in the competition for the "tidiest room" award.
Brad and Landon won the boy's award and Helen, Lyn and Amy won the competition among the girls.
The five children celebrated with a trip to KFC for lunch and shopping adventure at Walmart.
Each child had Rmb10 to spend - which is about $1.50, and much time was taken over what to spend their money on!
Once the decisions were made, we made a dash for the checkout, before they could change their minds ......... again!