1500 Bulgarian School-Leavers Donate Their Prom Money to Sick Children
Around 1500 school-leavers from 11 Bulgarian high schools donated their prom money to the “Butterfly children”, said the Destructive Creation art group.
To popularize their initiative the school-leavers made paper butterflies and placed them around the Sofia center.
The school-leaving proms in Bulgaria are a lavish and loud affair, involving the spending of considerable sums for clothes, accessories, rented cars, restaurants and bars, presents for the school-leaver and a huge dinner for family, neighbors and friends.
The “Butterfly children” are children suffering from the rare genetic condition Epidermolysis Bullosa, which causes blisters in the skin, even at the slightest pressure.
The treatment of children with Epidermolysis Bullosa is not covered by the health insurance fund in Bulgaria and their parents have to pay for everything out of their pockets. According to estimates, it costs around BGN 2000 each month.