“Tyler’s Story”

I got diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in my right femur on a Friday afternoon in September of 2010. The weekend after that, I was supposed to move in with my friends at Xavier University to start my junior year. I was 20 years old at the time. I didn’t know anything about osteosarcoma and I didn’t know what to …

The Dragonfly Foundation Makes A House A Home

IMPROVING LIVES, SAVING HISTORY, BUILDING A FUTURE Click the image above to watch the video or CLICK HERE. Video by ChiliDog Pictures Video Productions [CINCINNATI, OHIO –October 1, 2018] The Dragonfly Foundation, dedicated to providing support to the families of pediatric cancer patients, is pleased to announce their purchase of the historic Hauck Heine House in Cincinnati’s Clifton area, a …

“Makayla’s Story”

Makayla is a happy little girl full of love and Faith. She loves Soccer, Dance, Track and field, loves to cook and Plans to travel the world when she grows up.  Makayla was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor called juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA)only a week after finishing Kindergarten at 6 years old.  Our world was flipped upside down.  Makayla became very …

“Julia’s Story”

Hello, my name is Julia and I am a Leukemia survivor. On June 28, 2015, I married my best friend in Cincinnati, Ohio. We spent our honeymoon in Venice, Italy, and then returned to start our life together. I was entering my doctorate program for pharmacy in August that year, and I had three days of school orientation before classes …

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 …

City Chicks for Charity

On June 20th, 2018 The Aubrey Rose Foundation held its 3rd Annual City Chicks for Charity event at Switch Lighting & Design. The night was filled with generous ‘chicks’ shopping and having fun for a great cause. Each year, Aubrey Rose partners with a charity to benefit from the event as well. This year, The Dragonfly Foundation was so grateful …

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, …