Pulmonary Butterflies is a concept that Lisa Lopez Huffman developed when she was one of the first unit secretaries on the 9th floor Pulmonary Unit at Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
At the time, there was no art on the walls and she wanted to donate something that the families, when they came out into the halls, could see something beautiful and hopeful. Medically speaking, a pulmonary butterfly is an explanation of an x-ray that shows infection in the lungs.
Lisa created the Pulmonary Butterfly to have the butterflies carry the weight of the infected lungs to a more beautiful space. The hearts signify don’t forget about love!