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, …

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 …

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 …

Our Holiday “Dragonfly Store” Project

Late this summer, Trade Global and Claire’s provided 20 pallets of fashion accessories, toys and gifts for Dragonfly to give to our families. While we accepted delivery of the items late this summer, logistically, we were unable to get get them immediately into the hands of our patients and families. Things finally fell into place in November (almost like they …

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.  …

How can you breathe with no air

A Dragonfly Caregiver wrote this about her family’s experience with Dragonfly… in 2014 and today: January 24, 2017: “I wrote this years back when Y was in treatment and I didn’t know what to do or were to turn and I felt so alone even though I had my wonderful husband and mother in law a very few family members …

“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 us with a bag of …