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CROWDRISE : Dec 07, 2015
Tax ID: 47-2406125
BASED: Chandler, AZ, United States


Love. Care. Hope.

At Butterfly Children’s Hospices we provide loving care and medical treatment for children with life-threatening illnesses in China. Some children have been abandoned. Others are brought to Butterfly when families can no longer face the journey alone. No matter how small or how sick - each child is given the care and medical attention they need, the love and dignity they deserve. Through our Butterfly homes we train Chinese medical personnel in the art and science of palliative care for children and work with local government to end child abandonment.

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read our story. The Butterfly Children’s Hospices were set up after many years of independent charity work in China by Lyn and Alan Gould. We saw first hand just how desperate a situation many children and families found themselves in and we were determined to help the best we could. And so the Butterfly Home was born.

Today we employ a variety of staff and volunteers in locations around the world and we are a registered international charity dedicated to providing palliative care to orphaned, abandoned, and very sick babies and children in China. Some are only with us for a day. Others have gone on to have life-changing surgery and have been adopted by loving families.

Since 2010 we have been working in co-operation with the Chinese government to provide loving care and treatment for children with life-threatening illnesses. No matter how small or how sick they may be, we give every baby the love, care, and medical attention they need.

Our Story

We opened our first home for children with life-limiting conditions in Changsha. In Nanjing, we now work alongside the Rainbow Centre, providing expert support and specialist palliative care nursing. It is our aim to become the beacon of palliative services for children in China. We work in partnership with the government to create a sustainable model of palliative care that can be extended to different communities.

Our Homes Are Happy Places

Even in the face of such heartbreak, our homes are happy places where children can be children, and where they are shown love and care everyday. Although end-of-life care is a large part of what we do, we also have children, who thanks to our expert teams, go on to make full recoveries and are fostered or adopted by loving families.

Like our children, no two days are the same at Butterfly; every child is evaluated and cared for in a way that is unique to them. Every child has the right to be known, to be cared for, and to be loved.

Tax ID: 47-2406125 •


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