Dragonfly Friends

Each year, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute and Camp Joy host a camp for pediatric cancer patients. One of our Dragonfly parents sent us this note: “The day has arrived Y and F has been waiting for today for camp with friends. When you arrive you don’t know who is bunking with you and happens that these …

Joy Card in the Mail

A little bit of joy

STORY: “When we checked the mail today, newly four-year-old J was excited to find an envelope addressed to him. “Is dat mail for me?” he asked excitedly. Mail for him is rare, and he LOVES getting it! He raced to open the envelope in the backseat of my car, not allowing me to help, despite my offers to do so …

Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation Awards Dragonfly $20K Technology Grant

Cancer is made worse when you don’t have access to family, pets, friends, and the world outside the hospital. Technology is an important tool for patients/families to maintain/manage communications, relationships, life circumstances, responsibilities outside of the hospital, education, and employment. The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation has awarded a $20,801 grant for The Dragonfly Foundation to provide additional laptops, charging stations, …

Video: “It Felt Like a Great Big Hug” (Reef’s Story)

(Please subscribe to our YouTube channel!) This video shares the story of Reef and his family… and Dragonfly. It was originally shown during Dragonfly’s 2018 Grand Gala and Night of Courage events. The Carneson’s were kind enough to speak at both events. Originally from South Africa, the Carneson’s have been through so much trying to save their young son as …

Y and Marty Brennaman

From a Dragonfly Caregiver

“Who knew we would be a part of such a foundation as The Dragonfly Foundation but we are it’s reality for us. It’s a place you don’t want to be but a place your blessed to have found — that’s our Dragonfly quote we say this all the time to people. When Y was in treatment she received gifts in …

Lakota West supporting Dragonfly

Lakota West: #GoGold

On Friday, 2/2 at Lakota West High School‘s basketball game, students, faculty and friends will be wearing gold for Dragonfly! At the game, some of our Dragonflies will be there to give a testimonial. One Dragonfly wrote this to give as a short speech: “Hello, My name is Allison. When I was 6 years old, I was diagnosed with Ewing’s …

Holiday photo

Quotes From Dragonfly Families

“I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity for the Christmas shop today! We have been struggling so much and our furnace motor blew last night, so Christmas for our 4 kids was only going to be from family. However, thanks to (Dragonfly) and you, we were able to get some toys, games, hats and shirts for all of our …

Emily

Emily’s Story

Help our Dragonflies find Strength, Courage, & Joy by clicking here to donate. At the age of 6, Emily was diagnosed with 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 …