A Medical and Physical Therapy Foster Home for Orphans in China
The Blue Sky Healing Home is dedicated to an abandoned baby girl, by the name of Tian Bao. She came into our world with a massive abdominal defect and was given little hope to survive. With a fighting spirit like no other, Tian Bao did survive and was brought to Beijing for proper treatment and care. She has touched the hearts of many during her healing process, and is the most feisty and intelligent little girl in town. She will be 2 years old in June 2005. For more on her story, please visit BaoBao's Story
Blue Sky hopes to give many more little Tian Baos (which means “Heavenly Treasure” in chinese) the chance they deserve in life.
A little about the founders of Blue Sky
Molly Albers and Tania Suhandinata share the same vision of bettering the lives of disabled and sick orphans. On several occasions when visiting orphanages together, the same thought would cross their minds, “if only we could take this child out for a little while”.
Molly is a physical therapist from the US, who has been in China since July 2001. Her work has included teaching medical professionals and orphanage staff about rehabilitation for children with disabilities, providing training and physical therapy for several foster homes and contributing to a rehabilitation textbook that will be published in Chinese. In the course of her work she has visited over 20 orphanages throughout China from Heilongjiang to Inner Mongolia to Guangzhou. She is thrilled to open Blue Sky as a way of helping the children with their individual conditions but also to spread the concepts of rehabilitation to more caregivers and hopefully affect more children indirectly.
Tania from Singapore, has been an active volunteer with BICCO (Beijing International
Committee for Chinese Orphans) since August 2003, visiting orphanages, organizing
volunteer efforts and helping at Ping An Medical Foster Home, where her most
rewarding moments came from witnessing a sick child receive the medical treatment
needed, and recover with the love, care and patience of the caretakers and
volunteers. With Ping An always being full, as well as other foster homes,
and kids needing help having to wait their turn, it didn’t take long
before opening another medical foster home seemed necessary. Her husband,
Pierre, comes home one night after months of being bombarded with daily accounts
of kids and “if onlys”, and says “Let’s forget buying
fancy 5th year anniversary gifts, we’ll open a home instead”,
so what can a girl say, but goodbye diamonds, hello hard (but rewarding) work
and let’s help the little Tian Bao Baos of China!
Location: Unit 11-14-27 Cuigezhung Xiang, Ma Quan Ying, Chaoyang,Beijing 100103, CHINA Tel: 86-10-64346767
Mailing Address: 612 Grand Hills, Jingshun Road, Chaoyang, Beijing 100015, China
Tania Suhandinata +86-13520000288
Dr Maria He +86-10-64346767