Butterfly Children's Hospices
In palliative care, one of our challenges is figuring out how to enable a severely ill or disabled child to have a fulfilling and interesting life. It’s not enough to simply sustain life, and it’s not even enough to control pain. There’s more to life than just existing, day after day, with each day the same as the previous one. We want our children to engage in loving relationships, have varied experiences and enjoy challenges – all the things which are part of a typical childhood... [read more]
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.
Butterfly Children’s Hospices is expanding rapidly and we are in need of a senior manager and leader living and working in China to support operations and developments in the country.
Latest needs list
We need to build up a supply of quality milk - can you help? These, plus other items are in greater demand now we have our second Home open. Items specific to our Nanjing Home are also listed.
A Pearl from Ashes: Order Julie Mallinson's book - all proceeds to BCH!
19th November Update!
21 children in cots
Cared for 87 children to date (age from 1 day to 10 years)
47 received loving palliative/end of life care
8 had life changing surgery
8 have been adopted (4 more waiting)
2 have gone to long term foster care
Already helped 10 families
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