While my Mom was in Shanghai we got to visit Shanghai Healing Home. I volunteer at SHH occassionally and have mentioned to her more than once how the place impressed me -- it is the incredible project of a woman who saw a need and took action. This action led her to open a small orphanage primarily for babies with cleft palates. These orphans have an alarming mortality rate within the regular system due to their difficulty eating. SHH has lower caregiver-to-baby ratios which gives them a chance to get healthy enough to begin the series of surgeries required to repair their lips/palates.
We had a fun morning playing with these cuties ... when holding them it is heart breaking to realize that without the help of SHH they might have only become another sad statistic.