DEBRA Australia is thrilled to offer the 'Butterfly Breaks' program, providing much-needed respite for individuals, couples, and families affected by EB who face the daily challenges of hospital visits, medical appointments, and clinics.
Our dedicated Family Support Coordinator may assist families in selecting their preferred destination and securing appropriate accommodation, allowing them to unwind and spend quality time together.
We're delighted to share that the program has been met with much enthusiasm from our EB community, with 10 breaks funded in the past year and another 12
expected for 2023/2024. The positive impact of Butterfly Breaks on our families has been remarkable. Kimberley, who recently enjoyed a break, shared her experience with us.
“I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to the amazing people at DEBRA Australia for granting Hayden and us a fantastic Butterfly Break.
It was just what we needed and was perfect! We were able to relax and have fun doing things we normally would not do. The whole thing was a surprise for Hayden from start to finish and you could not remove the smile from his face – it actually brought tears to my eyes!
There really are not enough words to describe how grateful we are to have been given the opportunity and it was just perfect! Even though we were right on the beach front we spent most of our time (when we were at the apartment) in the pool as the wind was crazy!”