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A Thank You Letter: “Dear Dragonfly”

Reprinted with permission Dear Dragonfly, They say that when a child has cancer, his family and everyone who loves him does, too. This couldn’t be more true for us. When our 16-month-old son was diagnosed with the disease in the fall of 2015, the news sent a shockwave through all of us. Upon hearing the […]

An Open Thank You Letter

An Open Thank You Letter To: Dragonfly co-founders, Ria and Christine, and our friends at The Dragonfly Foundation, This email has been a long time coming.  You may need tissues by the time I am finished.  I don’t even know where to begin.  All I do know is you were the light and continue to […]

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“TDF was there for us…”

Post by a Dragonfly Mom who nominated TDF for support: “Our favorite non-profit organization is The Dragonfly Foundation! When our son, one of your patients, was diagnosed with stage 3, intermediate risk neuroblastoma in the fall of 2015, TDF was there for us from the very beginning! During our initial week-long hospital stay, they provided […]


She & Her Family Know We Are In Their Corner

On May 16th, a 17-year old Dragonfly sibling spoke at our 6th Annual Golf Classic. Here is a copy of her speech: “My name is C and I am a junior at McAuley High School. 5 years ago when I was only 12 years old, and in the sixth grade my brother D became sick.  […]


Transcript of speech from Dragonfly mom/son

On January 25th, Dragonfly held an intimate reception at Tony’s Steaks & Seafood in Cincinnati. The event was sponsored by Tony’s and attended by Dragonfly supporters, board members and staff. The highlight of the event was a Dragonfly Family who spoke about how The Dragonfly Foundation impacted their treatment and recovery experience. Jordan, a Dragonfly […]

“It can make such an impact on helping children and families while they battle”

From a Dragonfly Mom: “It is amazing what The Dragonfly Foundation has accomplished in the few years they have been around. As a parent who had a child battling this awful disease before The Dragonfly Foundation began, I remember the feelings of loneliness, isolation and despair that our daughter went through as well as our […]