Smile Train’s First Patient Welcomes New Son Wang Xiao Yu
Beijing, China — The Smile Train Family has welcomed the newest member of the Smile Train Family, Wang Xiao Yu, into the world.
The Smile Train’s first patient, Wang Li, who married the love of her life earlier this year, gave birth to her healthy son, Wang Xiao Yu in the early hours of Nov. 16.
Wang Xiao Yu came a bit earlier than expected, and his family was caught off guard at his arrival. Wang Li’s husband was out of town on Nov. 15, and had to rush back to see Wang Li and Wang Xiao Yu as fast as he could. He joined them in the hospital that evening. Weighing 7 pounds, Wang Xiao Yu is a healthy and strong little boy and the pride of his parents.
Wang Li and her husband chose the name Xiao, which means “Smile” in Chinese as a testament to her own experiences, the joys they have shared, and their hopes for their newborn son.
Wang Li said that the only gift she would like is for Smile Train to give more children the same chance for a normal life that she had. In honor of this wonderful event and per Wang Li’s wishes, Smile Train team are collecting donations in Wang Xiao Yu’s name so that his smile not only lights up the lives of his family, but also the lives of many other families and children throughout the world.
Wang Li is more than ready for motherhood, and wants to share her experience with all of Smile Train’s other patients and others still waiting for surgery, saying “I want to be a leading example for other cleft children to live a new and meaningful life.”