Baby Tian You Updates

Tian You is an orphan baby from China that was born with a severe congenital deformity called Bladder Exstrophy and Imperforate Anus. He was also born with one kidney. He is cared for by Blue Sky Healing Home, a medical foster home for orphans in Beijing, and has had multiple surgeries in Singapore to repair his deformity. Tian You is in need of more surgery. For more information, please email :

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pre-op tests go well, surgery to go ahead on July 31st at 0900hrs, Eastern US time

Please keep Tian You in your thoughts and prayers, as he undergoes major surgery at 0900hrs, Eastern US time (2100hrs, Beijing time, July 31st).

Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation

A massive donation has come Tian You's way from the Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation based in Massachusetts. We are forever grateful to Mr Ray Tye for having taken the time to read our email appeal and application to his foundation for support for Tian You's medical fees. We are honoured that he has trusted our little organisation and our efforts to help save Tian You's life. The Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation provides funds for life-saving medical treatments to those in need. An amazing foundation that has helped many children receive the medical treatment needed to improve and save their lives. Thank you Thank You Thank You on behalf of Tian You. To read more about their work, please visit

Tian You arrives in America !

July 23rd 2007 - Tian You's first picture upon arrival in Washington, DC, after a direct flight on United from Beijing. Norah Molnar, our ex-volunteer based in DC, picked them up (in a Blue Sky T-shirt no less), and drove them an hour to Baltimore, Maryland, where they are being hosted by Lisa Fickenscher and her daughter Fudi. They have settled in well, and some comforts of home (instant noodles, chinese vegetables, etc), have been thoughtfully prepared by both Norah and Lisa.

Monday, July 23, 2007

On the plane to the US !

All the kids and staff said their goodbyes to Tian You and Qin Qin, and off they went to the airport. We wish them a safe journey.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Leaving for America !!! Finally !

July 23rd ! Tian You and QinQIn (his caretaker) will leave for Baltimore ! His surgery is scheduled for July 31st ! After such a long wait, things are now progressing fast.

While in Baltimore, Maryland (where Johns Hopkins Hospital is located), Tian You and QinQin will be taken care of by 2 wonderful ladies. Norah Molnar (our former volunteer team member of Blue Sky when she lived in Beijing, and who has since moved back home with her family), has been instrumental in fundraising for Tian You, and is assisting with many other arrangements. Lisa Fickenscher, has kindly offered to open her home for them to stay and to be on hand to help them throughout their stay in America. Thank you so much to these 2 wonderful ladies who are devoting so much time and effort to helping Tian You.

We are SO thankful to the folks at UNITED AIRLINES who have kindly sponsored 2 free tickets ! And of course, we are ultimately thankful to Dr JOHN GEARHART who will be saving Tian You's life. With everyone's help, this little guy has a chance to live a long and prosperous life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.