Butterfly Children's Hospices
Here are our beautiful Changsha girls – six of them now! From left to right: Alice, Gemma, Katelyn, Sabrina, Olivia and Charlotte. Alice actually looks a lot bigger than she really is in that picture – she’s really very petite!
It’s hard to get a photograph of all six girls at once – but we’ve made a few good attempts recently.
We feel blessed to be caring for such lovely children. (PS: Our boys are beautiful too, but there are more boys. So a group picture of them is just about impossible!)
We have lots of darling little boys at Butterfly Home Changsha, and we love them like crazy. But a bit of pink amongst the blue is fun too. So everyone was thrilled to welcome this little treasure recently. Her name is Sabrina.
Sabrina has club feet and hands, and we suspect she has some cardiac issues as well. Sarah, our new nurse from Australia, has carefully splinted Sabrina’s hands. She’s still very young and her bones are malleable and growing fast – which makes it a good time to correct their shape. Sarah and Chesca are happy with the splint and hoping to see some improvement as Sabrina grows.
The future will bring more diagnostic testing for Sabrina, treatment for her club feet and possibly a trip to Shanghai to see the cardiac team there. But for now, we are pleased that she is settled, happy and feeding well. She’s giving us all some lovely smiles and bringing a lot of joy to our Home. It’s fun to have another little sister in the mix!
Opportunities to work with BCH
Join us at a really exciting time of growth! We are taking applications for the following vacancies -:
Bi-lingual Documentary - inside BCH
Take a look at this two-part documentary created by Tianjin TV who filmed at the Changsha Butterfly Home over a period of almost a year.
It's a very moving insight into the work with some wonderful glimpses into the lives of the Butterfly children and their carers.
A Pearl from Ashes: Order Julie Mallinson's book - all proceeds to BCH!
27 children in cots in our Homes
Cared for 129 children to date age from 1 day to 17 years
69 received loving palliative/end of life care
16 had life changing surgery
10 have been adopted 4 more waiting
3 children on long term foster care
Already helped 11 families
We have an urgent need for the below;
- Baby Clothes 0-3 months (especially boys)
- Premature Babygros
- Preemie Baby Nappies/Diapers
- Multi Vitamin Drops for Babies and Children
Thank you for all your support!