Myle’s Story

Myles was born with a genetic immune deficiency. Because he was born before his disease being included in newborn screening, he wasn’t diagnosed until he was around one year old. Typically, these kids don’t live beyond their 1st birthday, so we were very fortunate that it was caught. His first bone marrow transplant was immediately after his diagnosis and while …

Yosselin’s Story

Yosselin is an Osteosarcoma Cancer Survivor! Yosselin was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on December 21, 2011, at age 6. Yosselin had a limb salvage and double lung surgery to remove the nodules. Yosselin endured 29 horrible chemotherapy treatments and multiple blood transfusions and platelets. As Yosselin grows, she has to have her rod lengthened. Now she is at the point where …

Ariyana’s Story

On October 3, 2019, our lives changed so suddenly. Our daughter Ariyana, at nine years old, had been complaining of leg and arm pain and weakness. We didn’t think much of it as she was a cheerleader practicing four times a week and would run twice a week for Girls on the Run. With that, we thought she pulled muscles. …

Gracie’s Story

We found out about our daughter’s condition in November of 2019. She was playing with a drawing pad in her room when she had tripped over a toy and fell and hit her head on the baseboard heater at age 3. When we went to the hospital, they took her blood work, and it came back drastically low, so they …

Marley’s Story

­Marley’s symptoms, mainly occasional headaches and vomiting began in Fall 2019, when she was five years old. The doctor diagnosed her with migraines, caused by the stress of starting Kindergarten. “Weird, Marley loves school,” we thought. We also noticed that one of her pupils was slightly larger than the other. We took her to several eye doctors. Each one told …

Chase’s Story

It has been a long seven years with our little one, Chase. At four months old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He has been through several treatment protocols, and while some have worked, they have not kept him in remission. It has been quite a journey and one that I would never choose for anyone. However, …

Bianca’s Story

It started with three horrifying words “Bianca has Cancer.” That moment will forever be etched in my mind. Those were the words that truly began Bianca’s cancer journey! We were living in Portland, Oregon at the time, and she was four months away from her second birthday. In a matter of a week, we made the decision to pick up …

Brooklyn’s Story

Brooklyn was a 22-month-old happy boy that was diagnosed on July 27, 2020. That last weekend in July, Brooke started having some gastrointestinal issues becoming lethargic and spiking a fever. Immediately he was taken to Lurie’s Emergency department. After multiple different types of scans, the doctors saw a mass located on his right Adrenal gland. The very first day, Brooklyn …

The Benefits of Going Bald

By Conner Kranson I went bald at the age of eight. Best mistake of my life.  As I stood in my parents’ bathroom, confused on what the sharp, intense-looking, red blade was on the rack of the shower was, I decided to test it by putting it in my hair. Five minutes later, I heard the screams of my mom …

Flying Pig 2021

Run The 23rd Annual Flying Pig For Dragonfly Run or walk the 23rd Flying Pig Marathon for Team Dragonfly! Form a team and raise money for The Dragonfly Foundation. The Virtual Flying Pig Marathon is scheduled for May 2, 2021. You can register now for virtual races including the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, among other associated races during the …