Right now hundreds of thousands of children are in need of palliative care in China.
In 2006 we started by providing loving palliative care to just one child.
Ten years later and this is our story…
It's Our 10 Year Anniversary
Since we opened our doors in 2006 we've been pioneering children's palliative care in China. Our story is full of heartache, loss, joy and surprise; and we'd like to share it with you.
Scroll through the timeline below to find out about key events over our 10 year history and scroll down to find out about how you can support our work.
After working in Chinese orphanages for 3 weeks of the year, every year, since 1994, our co-founders; Lyn and Alan Gould set up Butterfly Children's Hospices, known then as ChinaKidz in 2006. Lyn saw first hand what children desperately needed and the chronic lack of resources that were available at that time.
Conor had been with us since 2012 and suffered from multiple chronic neurological issues. Yet in time we managed to stabilise his condition for a number of months, he really enjoyed sensory therapy, and birthday cake on his 6th birthday. Conor died peacefully in the loving arms of his Ayis in November 2015; we always knew this day was coming, but knowing never makes it any easier.
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