The stories behind


Share the Happiness - with Wei Minke

June 20, 2016
This is the heartwarming story of little Wei Minke, a two year old boy from Guanxi province who we were able to help receiving a life saving heart surgery: One month after Wei Mingke was born, he was sent to the hospital because of an upper respiratory tract infection. He was found to have VSD by ultrasound there. There are 6 members in the...
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Smiles of Happiness in Anhui Province

May 16, 2016
In March I had again the wonderful opportunity to join Heart to Heart of a fieldtrip. This time to Shanghais neighboring province Anhui. Over a period of 4 days we visited four local schools where we donated books for their libraries. And we to see the homes of nine children who had received a life saving heart surgery in Shanghai some months ago....
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Shèngdàn kuàilè * Merry Christmas * Frohe Weihnachten!

December 17, 2015
With some very special smiles I´m closing the blog post for 2015. They are a collection of moments of elders in China and Vietnam which I happened to meet trough out this year. I could not be more grateful for these beautiful smiles they shared with me and I hope they bring a smile on your face, too. Wherever you are and whether Christmas is part...
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Another healed heart - Li Jinhang

December 15, 2015
Another story of heart - another child saved! Every year I look forward to Christmas. And honestly - who is not? Especially when you live in Shanghai as it usually means that there is either an exciting holiday waiting or we are about to enter a plane back home to our loved ones. But as we are packing our big suitcases and get our the presents tog...
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Between old and new Shanghai - the memories of Kerstin und Markus

November 19, 2015
On this rainy november day I take the opportunity to share a "sunshine" story with you. It is the "Shanghai Memories" of Kerstin and Markus. The couple had been living in Shanghai for many years and asked me to join them with my camera for a walk through old town in Puxi as well as modern Pudong. There are probably few cities where contrasts coexis...
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