In the fall of 1974, Dolly Parton topped the Hot Country Songs chart with a single that would prove to be one of her most iconic – “Love Is Like A Butterfly.” The song wound up inspiring the singer to adopt the insect as one of her trademarks. Over forty years later, that tradition continues, as the Country Music Hall of Fame member and her niece, Hannah Dennison, were honored in May 2018 at the dedication of the newly named Hannah Dennison Butterfly Garden at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.

The dedication came after Parton announced a $1 million gift to Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Cancer Program earlier this year while visiting patients with her niece. It’s a place that Parton’s family knows very well. Dennison was treated for leukemia as a child at Children’s Hospital for four years.

Parton said the gift was made “in honor of my niece Hannah, my sister Rachel, Hannah’s dad, Richard, and Dr. Naji Abumrad. It was important to me to make a donation to the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt because of Hannah’s care and just how well they do for everyone,” Parton said. “It’s been a good hospital for us. This is just a great group of doctors and nurses that provide the best of care, and it was the least I could do.”

Source : Billboard