In the late 1980s I was almost blind. I was offered an operation to restore my sight, however, there was a 20% chance it wouldn’t work and I could lose my sight altogether. It was a very challenging time. Mum was a healthcare professional who played relaxation tapes in her clinic. In preparation for the operation, she regularly played me Butterfly. I loved it. As I lay on the trolley being wheeled in to surgery, I imagined I was listening to Butterfly, note for note.
I regained my sight, and my life. Fast forward to the 2010s, I had several major risky operations, and the wonderful doctors and nurses always said how calm I was. I smiled every time, with Butterfly as the last thing I heard in my mind as I was going under.
I will always be so very grateful to Mum for leading me to your soothing, moving music, which is beautiful beyond words. It truly helped me breathe, cope and recover. I couldn’t have got through those terribly hard times without Butterfly.
Mum now has early dementia, and sometimes gets very frustrated when her memory fails her, or when she is in pain. As soon as I play Butterfly, which she absolutely recognises, she finds peace and happiness.
From both of us, a deep and heartfelt thank you for bringing us such joy and beauty, and for making such a wonderful difference in our lives.