Video: “Dear Dragonfly” Letter From Lauren Young

Recently, a Dragonfly mom named Lauren Young wrote a thank you letter to The Dragonfly Foundation… It touched our hearts so much that we asked if she would be willing film a testimonial video for us.  Lauren, working closely with our friends at ChiliDog Pictures (and with the help of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center), went the extra mile and recreated her/her family’s experience as Dragonflies.  …

Frankie’s Story

My name is Dawn Baker. This story is about my son Frankie, our family’s journey with cancer, and how The Dragonfly Foundation has been a light for us during a very dark time. Before Frankie was even born, he was diagnosed with some kind of mass in his chest. It wasn’t long after he came into this world that doctors …

And this is JUST about our patient/family events!

Following is a post written by a Dragonfly mom who shared information about our upcoming Dragonfly Grand Gala with her friends on Facebook: “This charity organization is AMAZING. They give tickets to families (with a child fighting cancer or “Dragonfly”) for local events. When your child is immunosuppressed they cannot be in large crowds of people. (Even more so in …

Things fall into place sometimes…

One of our Dragonfly dads recently had a medical procedure that resulted in an amputation. (His child has cancer.) When we heard of his struggles we asked if he had been connected to any resources or sources of support. He had not… So we tried to help… It started with a generic comment on an internal email that happened to …

Changing lives

“Thank you for everything your amazing organization has done for our family. We appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness so much. Thank you for making her days better and for putting a smile on E’s face. We are honored to be a Dragonfly!!” – A Dragonfly Mom “Thanks for keeping M happy during her battle with Leukemia. May God continue to …

From Their Perspective

Someone said to us that saying we bring “comfort and joy” only describes one of the outcomes of what we do, it doesn’t begin to communicate the whole picture. I recently asked a Dragonfly mom how she would describe us to others… She wrote: “The Dragonfly Foundation was formed to raise the spirits of very sick children daily, both in …

“It meant a dragonfly had landed”

A Dragonfly Mom submitted this as part of a school project for her degree in social work: When my daughter E was diagnosed at the age of 6 in 2013 with a brain tumor that meant we also qualified for a group called The Dragonfly Foundation. This foundation is for families battling cancer and bone marrow transplants. This group has …