There Is A Heartbreaking Reason Behind This Sticker
Millie Smith is a mother on a mission. When she was in the hospital grieving over the loss of one of her twins, Skye, another mother that also had twins approached her and gave her a comment that almost broke her heart entirely.
Millie had to deal with knowing that her baby might never have a fulfilled life. Doctors informed Millie that Skye had anencephaly, which severely affects the development of the brain. There is no known treatment or cure for anencephaly, infants with her condition rarely lived long after birth.
“I ran out of the room in tears and she had no idea why,”
From then on, Millie wanted to ensure that other mothers wouldn’t have to go through any of that. She started a crowdfunding page called “Skye’s Wish,” which was aimed at raising money in order to fund purple butterfly stickers to be placed next to a NICU newborn who had just lost a brother or sister.
As of now, purple butterfly stickers are now being placed in the Kingston Hospital in the UK where Millie delivered. The sign reads:
“When visiting this Neonatal unit as either a partner, relative or friend please be aware of the butterfly logo on each cot. This represents a baby that was part of a multiple pregnancy but sadly all of the babies did not survive.”
Article: The Skye High Foundation