by Founder Debbie Browne and Global Development Director Cynthia Claxton of Leaping Butterfly Ministry

This blog post is a resource article for the Turner Syndrome Butterfly community. We’re here to help anyone impacted by the Coronavirus.

We are all hearing and learning more about the COVID-19 disease every day.

Steps to Keep Yourself Safe

The medical community continues to encourage those who have an underlying TS-related health condition to take the following steps to keep yourself safe:


  • Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Practice social distancing and self-isolating as much as possible.

Praying Every Day

Leaping Butterfly Ministry is providing the information below to help those who have medical conditions associated with TS continue to stay safe.

We continue to pray each day for everyone’s well-being. We pray for everyone in our TS community, along with those we love, as we address the impact of this health crisis.

Notice from the TS Adult Comprehensive Care Center at UT Physicians

According to Dr. Siddarth Prakash, Ph.D., co-director of the TS Adult Comprehensive Care Center at UT Physicians, TS patients may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Click here to learn more from Dr. Prakash about the conditions that are often seen in TS patients that make them more vulnerable to severe illness from the virus.

We’re Here For You!

Leaping Butterfly Ministry (LBM) is here to support you! Reach out to us by connecting on our private community group, Butterfly Nectar, on the Mama Bee Facebook page.

Or, message us on the LBM or the Mama Bee Facebook page. Or, email us from our website.

To request prayer, fill out a Prayer Request form and a member of the LBM Prayer Team will pray for you and with you, if you prefer. Click here to submit a prayer request.

Or, message us on our LBM Facebook page.

Or, email us from our website.

For those people who have serious heart disease, please read this special statement from The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health Statement on COVID-19 regarding medications for those with aortic and vascular disease.
For those who have severe obesity, access The Mayo Clinic BMI Calculator to calculate your BMI. Severe obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher.

For general information about COVID-19, visit The World Health Organization Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic website.

Our 2020 Virtual Chrysalis Retreat

In support of our Turner Syndrome Butterfly community during this health crisis, we are continuing to host our virtual 2nd Annual Chrysalis Retreat online.

In these unprecedented times, Leaping Butterfly Ministry is adapting to our new normal regarding our events and our annual Chrysalis Retreat.

Our Chrysalis Retreat was canceled physically, but not spiritually.

The LBM team decided it was best to bring the retreat to your home.

We now have a free Retreat delivered directly to you in your home!!

Our second annual Chrysalis Retreat was adapted into a Virtual Retreat in which we created multiple video presentations from our Worship Leader, one of our Counselors, and several of our Breakout Leaders.

In addition, a member of the LBM community, Linda Keeley had planned to attend our Chrysalis Retreat this year. Linda passed away the week before our retreat.

To celebrate her life, TS Sisters Monique Gras and Andrea Horner, share their special memories of Linda in this video.

We also added two videos from our Chrysalis Retreat Children’s Minister, Kristen Toussaint.

On one video, Kristen shares a children’s bible story and a craft.

On another video, we meet Kristen and she also shares a special message to parents of girls with Turner syndrome.

Why a New Year? 

Because we all make New Year’s resolutions when we turn a calendar page. And, with this health crisis, we are all turning a new page on our lives.

Apostle Paul shared in the Bible about the benefits of taking off the old and putting on the new.

Romans 12:2

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

New Living Translation Bible

After this health crisis, we will all begin as if we are coming out of a cocoon and spreading our newly formed wings to share the good news of God’s love for us all.

If you missed our Facebook live party, please check out our LBM YouTube channel.

If you’re not a member, please join our private community group on Facebook for encouragement, inspiration and to be connected with other like-minded TS butterflies!

We’ve posted all of our virtual retreat presentations on the LBM YouTube channel.

The following resources are available for our virtual Chrysalis Retreat on the LBM YouTube channel:

  • An Inspirational Message from Christian Counselor Anne Causey.
  • Also, Chrysalis Retreat Worship Leader Cherrie Boston sings a few uplifting music selections for added encouragement.
  • Celebration of Life video for TS Sister Linda Keeley.
We do have a few more surprises coming for our virtual retreat. Stay tuned for more inspirational and fun video presentations to come!
Other videos available on our LBM YouTube channel include:

  • A history of LBM
  • Two uplifting videos about LBM’s Adoption Education program. One video is a special message from Tova Sido and the other video is a compilation of inspiring Christian music to support those considering adoption, those who are supporting foster care, the unborn, and
    those who are supporting homeless children.
  • Multiple videos about our past fundraising events, including the Seeds of Faith Celebration
If you haven’t had a chance to check our LBM YouTube channel, please do!

Please subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss any of our video presentation posts!

Prayer Support from Leaping Butterly Ministry

Would you like someone to pray for you or with you?

Would you like us to pray for your loved one?

To request prayer, fill out a Prayer Request form and a member of the LBM Prayer Team will pray for you and with you, if you prefer. Click here to submit a prayer request.

Or, message us on our LBM Facebook page.

Or, email us from our website.

Leaping Butterfly Ministry relies on donations to change lives, to create awareness of Turner syndrome, contribute funds for research, and support for those touched by TS. Click here to see how you can help.