Matters

Childhood Cancer and Celebrity Joy – The Dragonfly Foundation Connection

Reprinted with permission from: http://www.nurseplummer.com/childhood-cancer-celebrity-joy-dragonfly-foundation-connection/ Written by Elaine Plummer, Author of Nurse Plummer Blog June 26, 2016 Recently I had the pleasure of enjoying an early breakfast with my dear friend and respected colleague, Ria Davidson. Ria is co-founder of The Dragonfly Foundation, an organization whose mission is to bring comfort and joy to kids, […]

Mary Lou Parrott Photo

Our volunteer, Mary Lou, is recognized by AARP!

MARY LOU EARNS HER WINGS Source: http://local.aarp.org/news/mary-lou-parrott-earns-her-wings-37368.html#sthash.9ISI6CW4.dpuf By Tara McQuinley, AARP Cincinnati Intern As I entered the Dragonfly Foundation, a patient family center affectionately called, “The Landing”, Mary Lou Parrott was waiting for me behind the welcome desk with a bright smile. She is short in stature, but high in energy. The Landing is an […]

Morning routine

PTSD: “Haunted by a child’s illness”

From a 10/14/13 NY Times article and blog post written by Perri Klaas, MD Source: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/haunted-by-a-childs-illness/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 “A child’s serious illness can cast a very long shadow across a family, often for years after the crisis has passed. A mother sat in our clinic recently, crying because her older child was having trouble in school. She […]