The New Day North team has continued to support several Inner Mongolia orphanages and see amazing transformations in the children. The team travels by train each week to local orphanages, helping the staff assess children developmentally and nutritionally, and providing training and guidance for their therapy and education programs. As the eager staff at these orphanages implement improvements, children’s lives are changing.
Weiwei is one of the children who has experienced a transformation. He was born blind and, though his caregivers knew he was smart, Weiwei spent his whole day either in bed or curled up in a corner, too scared of the dark world around him to discover it. He also refused any sort of food other than a bottle of milk.
After five months of working with Weiwei's orphanage, giving advice to the staff and therapists, Weiwei is a totally different child. He is now able to walk with one hand held and participate in school and play with his friends. He has even been known to scoot his chair down the table to swipe cookies from other children. For Weiwei, the world has become much bigger and life much brighter because of the difference love has made.