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The Swim Party

We had two swim parties this year. The kids loved it and it was easy and fun. The hotel we stay at let the kids come and swim for free. It was so much fun playing with the kids–watching Mark … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Love

I know I say this every year, but this was the best year yet! It is our sixth year visiting the orphanage, 5 of them as part of the Big Big World Project, the first when Thai was adopted. At … Continue reading

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I Can See!

After WHA did their eye exams, we took two of the girls to the optometrist to get a more complete exam and to pick out glasses. Duyen & Hue needed glasses (1.25). Another young man needed glasses (2.25) which we … Continue reading

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Hang

We are so proud of Hang. We met Hang when she was in 9th grade, and now she is a second year college student studying to be a pharmacist. BBW has supported her, believed in her, helped her through some … Continue reading

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Holding Their Hands

When the dentists arrived, they went right to work. It was an amazing assembly line of getting a quick exam then going right to a chair to get your fillings or teeth pulled out. It was quite painful for the … Continue reading

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Shopping Trip

Every year, Kate and her family make a family decision to send $1,000 to take the children on a shopping trip where they get to pick out their own clothes. They all have a budget–$40 for the older kids, $25 … Continue reading

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The Swing

Earl, husband of Board member Barb Quist, wanted to make something while he was at the Center. He found the perfect project–a swing! Phap scaled the tree like a monkey, lassoing the rope around a really high limb (~20′ high). … Continue reading

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The Dentists Continued

So today we learned that they did a total of 10 extractions on 6 children. And the average number of fillings per child was 3-4. Here are photos of their amazing set up!

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Lunch at the Center

The older children and the nannies (including former ones) made an amazing lunch for all the doctors and BBW volunteers! We had a sweet and sour soup, a local fish, squid with greens, noodles, rice, crab, snails. Unbelievable. A truly … Continue reading

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The Dentists, Optometrist & Doctor

Wow, what a day it was today with the World Health Ambassadors. A team of 12 dentists, 1 general doctor and 1 optometrist arrived today. Quite impressive! In about half hour, they transformed the library room into a dental office, … Continue reading

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