Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to host butterfly release at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens on June 10

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Published: May. 18, 2023 at 2:37 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) -Families who have lost an infant or a young child or who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy are invited to participate in Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s butterfly release on June 10 starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 S. Lion’s Park Dr.

“Bereaved families often value a ceremony like this that allows them to honor and celebrate their child’s memory,” said Jenny Ash, a CRMC labor and delivery nurse and perinatal coordinator. “For many, the butterfly release provides a time of support and healing both for the families and our employees who work with families during a time of loss.”

The butterfly release is also a way for families and CRMC staff to reconnect.

“Many of the families and our staff have formed bonds and friendships, and this allows them the chance to see one another again and to remember and grieve the loss of the child together,” said Megan Schuster, CRMC neonatal intensive care unit nurse.

This will be the 10th year for CRMC to offer the butterfly release.

“There are a lot of tears and hugging,” Ash said. “But there is also a sense of joy in being able to celebrate a child in a tangible way.”

To participate, families can either call (307) 633-7803 or complete the online form at There is no deadline to re