Carroll’s Wish Comes True Thanks to the Butterfly Wings Program

We find inspiration in many people. So often, this spirit of hope lies within our patients as they travel this chapter in their life’s journey.

One such patient is Carroll, and we’d like to share his story about how our Butterfly Wings program made his last wish come true.

Carroll’s Wish: A Family Visit to Bridge the Distance

Carroll’s wish was to say his final goodbyes to the loved ones he doesn’t get to see often, due to distance. Through the Butterfly Wings Program, Carroll and his sister were able to make a visit “back home” to Baltimore, Maryland to do just that.

On one of the last days of the trip, Carroll was sitting by the water when his favorite rapper/actor, T.I., and his wife, Tiny, walked by. They took a picture with Carroll and spent a few moments talking to him about his journey. It was a perfect way to end this trip.

Through this wish, Carroll found peace with being able to see, hug & kiss his loved ones again before he passed. His sister, Lynn, loved seeing the enjoyment on her brother’s face while there, giving her memories that she will cherish forever.

What Is the Butterfly Wings Program?

We recognize that our patients have lifelong dreams that transform into final wishes. The Butterfly Wings program’s mission is to help our 3HC patients realize those dreams. Often, we found that fulfilling these wishes uplift their spirits and contribute to their overall well-being.

We believe in the purpose of our Butterfly Wings program. After all, isn’t it what you would want for a dear family member? We understand that because at 3HC, we treat all our patients like family, which we believe sets us apart from other hospices—particularly for-profit hospices.

Can I Make a Donation to the Butterfly Wings Program?

Yes! These donations go a long way toward helping others fulfill their wishes. If you’re interested in making a contribution, please visit our donations page. [link]

There are several methods of donating, including memorial and honorarium gifts, designated gifts and estate planning.

If you’d like more information on planning, contact:

April Brantham
Director of Philanthropy
(919) 735-1387, ext. 1072

3HC: Treating Our Patients Like Family

What does it mean to treat someone like family?

It means always listening. It means providing the same comprehensive care that we could provide to those who are most dear to us.

It means ensuring a dignified close to this final chapter in life.

If you or someone you love qualifies for hospice care or would like to make a referral, contact us to see how we can help make you or your loved one’s last wishes come true.