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Woman Performs Surgery On Monarch Butterfly With Broken Wing, Next Day It Surprises Her In The Coolest Way

Department of Awesomely Good Deeds salutes costume designer and master embroiderer Romy McCloskey who used her fine skills with delicate materials to help a monarch butterfly she’d raised and who’d emerged from his cocoon with damaged right wings.

Romy took to Facebook to share the story. Scroll down to check out how the surgery went!

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“The patient: this 3-day-old little boy was born with torn upper and lower wings. Let’s see how we can help!”

Surgery On Monarch Butterfly With Broken Wing

“The operating room and supplies: towel, wire hanger, contact cement, toothpick, cotton swab, scissors, tweezers, talc powder, extra butterfly wing”

Surgery On Monarch Butterfly With Broken Wing

“Securing the butterfly and cutting the damaged parts away. Don’t worry it doesn’t hurt them. It’s like cutting hair or trimming fingernails”

Surgery On Monarch Butterfly With Broken Wing

“Ta-da! With a little patience and a steady hand, I fit the new wings to my little guy”

Surgery On Monarch Butterfly With Broken Wing

“The black lines do not match completely and it is missing the black dot (male marking) on the lower right wing, but with luck, he will fly”

Surgery On Monarch Butterfly With Broken Wing

“FLIGHT DAY! After a day of rest and filling his belly with homemade nectar, it is time to see if he will fly”

Surgery On Monarch Butterfly With Broken Wing

“With a quick lap around the yard and a little rest on a bush, he was off! A successful surgery and outcome! Bye, little buddy! Good luck”

Surgery On Monarch Butterfly With Broken Wing

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