Dragonfly Fitness Challenge

Take the challenge this February to show some love to yourself while helping a good cause! The ‘Love Yourself Dragonfly Fitness Challenge’ runs from February 1 – February 28. Find your favorite form of fitness, assemble a team, or take the challenge solo, and collect donations for Dragonfly. Participants in the Fitness Challenge are encouraged to set a goal by …

Kyle’s Story

On July 2nd, 2010, I was 14 years old and at Cincinnati Children’s Cancer and Blood Disease Institute; clinician after clinician came into my room as they explain my new diagnosis of lymphoma to me. On July 2nd, 2020, I became a licensed pharmacist and created my PGY-1 rotation schedule at AdventHealth Orlando Medical Center. Kyle was the University of …

Elijah’s Story

Elijah was diagnosed with Stage III Wilm’s Tumor at four years old. From the beginning, he was determined to be positive and defeat cancer with a smiling face! The Dragonfly Foundation was a vital part of Elijah’s happiness! He endured four surgeries, seven radiation treatments, and 28 weeks of chemotherapy. He always looked forward to events with the Dragonfly family …

Jomari’s Story

Jomari was diagnosed in 2017 with Anaplastic Ependymoma (brain cancer) at the age of 5. When my family was introduced to the Dragonfly foundation and all the perks that came with it, I thought that was an excellent way for children to still have fun while battling a medical condition. We love so many events that we attended. The people …

Izzy’s Story

The last year has been a whirlwind of ups and downs for our family. Never would I have dreamed my child, MY child would be diagnosed with cancer. There were no signs. On December 21, 2018, while we were on vacation in New York, my 2-year-old daughter Izzy simply would not wake up. She suffered a massive seizure in her …

Brandon’s Story

Brandon is a very active teenager. He is heavily involved with Young Life, is a part of the school show choir, and loves theatre. He is a die-hard Michael Jackson fan and loves movies; he aspires to be a film director after college. He loves roller coasters, Skyline Chili, and shoes; he really loves his shoes. His journey began in …

Drew’s Story

Drew was diagnosed on Nov 9 of 2019. The most terrifying day of our families life. Our lives were stripped out from under us. We had to put our lives on hold. Life was going to be shut down for us because Drew was immunocompromised now and would be for the next three years. Tears were shed, and depression set …

Isla’s Story

February 16th 2019. It was a Saturday, and our 20-month-old daughter, Isla, was ready to play. As I watched her picking up her toys, I couldn’t help but continue to be concerned about her swelling abdomen. She had again refused most of her breakfast as she had progressively been refusing food that week—very unlike her, but maybe just turning into …

Patrick’s Story

On July 21, 2004, I was diagnosed at the age of five with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). I underwent thirty-eight months of chemotherapy at my local children’s hospital in Louisville and finished up my chemo regimen on September 15, 2007. However, on April 22, 2010, I relapsed. I then underwent 26 months of high-dose chemo, again in Louisville, and finished …

Dragonfly Providing More Aid To Children, Families & Caregivers In Chicago

7-year-old Sydney Williamson has undergone multiple surgeries for a spinal tumor since she was just 8 months old. She’s now being followed by the neurology team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Her mother, Christina, says the support that her family receives from Dragonfly makes all the difference. “The community that Dragonfly offers its families is …