A childhood full of dreams
This is a virtual token of appreciation and support for the project Garden of Butterflies.
Epidermolysis Bullosa is a genetic, non-contagious condition in which the skin is extremely fragile and frequently blisters all over the children’s bodies, due to rubbing, scratching, the use of tape to cover existing wounds on skin, or even exposure to heat. In severe cases it can also affect the mucous membranes of the mouth, throat, and digestive tract. Children born with EB are often called “Butterfly Children” because their skin seems as fragile as a butterfly’s wing. Since EB has no cure, the treatment focuses on relieving pain, wound care, and reducing the risk of complications.
Due to the frailty of the affected skin, special silicone dressing is required to protect the blisters and promote wound healing. The reality in Brazil today is that the government does not normally cover many aspects of EB treatment such as dressings and medication, making it impossible for low-income families to afford proper treatment for their children.
Since 2019, Fraternity Without Borders – Canada has included in its mission supporting Garden of Butterflies by helping to provide the much-needed appropriate silicone dressings to impoverished children with EB in Brazil which will give them a chance for a better life.
When Aline, the founder of Garden of Butterflies – Brazil, was asked about what motivates her to keep going with her mission, her answer was, “It is the smile that each child gives when they are embraced by the project. That is what we want to show —The beauty that exists in each child with EB.”
Together we can provide a life full of care, smiles, love and hope for our Butterflies.
A hundred percent of money received through sponsorship to the Project Garden of Butterflies will be used to supply the dressings to those in need.
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