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Hobbies

It can be challenging to keep occupied in a fun, productive way, whether at home, in the hospital, or in a clinic waiting room.  However, these times can be the perfect opportunity for patients, siblings/offspring and parents/caregivers, to acquire a hobby, to develop new interests, and to learn something new and different. In researching this topic for The Dragonfly Foundation, …

WCPO Interview About Ride for Dragonfly

On June 14, 2018 WCPO Anchor Ryan Houston interviewed Dragonfly Co-Founder, Ria Davidson, about the Ride for Dragonfly the organization is holding on Saturday. The event benefits Dragonfly, but is being held in honor of SuperBubz and his family. SCHEDULE/NOTES: This is a DRY RIDE until kickstands are down at Quaker Steak & Lube  There’s still time to create/share a …

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Emily’s Story

At age 6, Emily was diagnosed with cancer, a brain tumor. Two weeks later, the tumor was surgically removed. Fortunately, Emily did not have to go through chemotherapy or radiation treatments, but is facing long-term side effects from surgery and the location of the tumor. She also has endured severe bone fractures in her back, arm, and legs. She continues …

RAISING Spirits

“In the 7 years The Dragonfly Foundation has been in existence, they have offered “comfort and joy” to countless young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families.  They also “empower their flight” and offer HOPE.  I witnessed that on Saturday night as Re/Max gave hot air balloon rides to families in West Chester, OH. While Mother Nature’s winds were not …

Call for Tips for Tips Book Revision

The Dragonfly Foundation is revising and reprinting our Tips Book for Dragonfly Families. The book is a great resource for parents/spouses/caregivers as they support patients, siblings and offspring during treatment and recovery. If you would like to contribute a tip, suggestion, comment, idea, please visit https://dragonfly.org/tips-book-form/ We are seeking suggestions for consideration on topics related to: Communicating With Hospital Staff Communicating …

Kids Can Be A #ForceOfAwesome

The Dragonfly Foundation knows the impact caring can have on others, and how even the smallest action can impact an individual or a community. The Dragonfly Foundation is excited to announce Camp Uplift, a fun, interactive week-long program for incoming 5thand 6th graders. The camp will teach students that they have the autonomy and skills to “uplift” themselves, the people …

“Young Lakota wrestlers help pin cancer”

Source: http://www.journal-news.com/news/young-lakota-wrestlers-help-pin-cancer/Raj7ZZ8kebFXVCRhyH3fIN/ Story by: Michael Clark 9:39 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 LIBERTY TWP. Cancer came closer to being pinned for a loss Tuesday as dozens of young wrestlers at Lakota East High School celebrated their $3,700 donation to the area Dragonfly Foundation. Jay Zurlinden, Lakota East youth wrestling coach and father of 10-year-old cancer survivor and wrestler Jayden, led …

Students create business with benefits

WATCH THIS VIDEO: http://www.wlwt.com/article/students-explore-passions-work-creatively-during-genius-hour/8673547 Students explore passions, work creatively during Genius Hour Independence school gives students time to work independently during school By Colin Mayfield, WLWT Anchor/Reporter http://www.wlwt.com/article/board-pennsylvania-casino-served-player-27-drinks-in-9-hours/8672624 Hoping to build a culture of innovation, students in Jason Shattuck’s Genius Hour are feeding their entrepreneurial spirits. Sixth grade student Cheyanne Ross confirmed, “I love almost everything about it.” Her sixth …