Celebrating 10 Years

Marking 10 Years of Providing the Best Support Services to Pediatric Cancer Patients and Their Families The Dragonfly Foundation marked a major milestone in the Foundation’s development, celebrating its 10th anniversary on August 10th. The Dragonfly Foundation has helped more than 5,900 pediatric cancer patients, families, and their caregivers since the Foundation launched in 2010. In the last 10 years, …

Second Drive-Thru Event Helps Dragonfly Patients & Children

Second Drive-Thru Event Helps Dragonfly Patients & Children with the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Dragonfly Foundation Partners with Two Non-Profits to Help Nearly 200 Children & Caregivers The Dragonfly Foundation partnered with the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League and NC4K, a non-profit based in Columbus, Ohio, for a drive-thru event June 26th at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Field. Nearly 200 …

Dragonfly Needs Your Help Responding to Urgent Needs of Patients & Families

The Dragonfly Foundation is responding to meet the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak by making sure families have access to food, everyday necessities, cleaning supplies, masks, and Care Bags for families entering Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. While many states are re-opening businesses and restaurants and life for many is returning to a new normal, …

Dragonfly Families Receive Aid in Drive-Thru Event at The Landing

Dragonfly Partners With NC4K to Help Patients & Families The Dragonfly Foundation partnered with NC4K, a non-profit based in Columbus, Ohio, for a drive-thru event on May 29th for Dragonfly’s patients and their families at our headquarters on Oak Street in Cincinnati. Patients and their families were able to drive up to the building and receive bags filled with essentials …

Acts of Generosity Are Really Needed

I was a pediatric leukemia nurse care manager for six years before becoming the mom of a dragonfly myself. No amount of knowledge or experience can prepare you for the words, “your child has cancer”. Our daughter, Isla, was diagnosed with high risk Acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 20 months old. My coworkers and friends took on a new role in …

Embrace Your Imperfections

By Chase Budurka My name is Chase Budurka, and I am a Dragonfly and cancer survivor. In early 2011, I was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Cancer affects the lives of so many that I am sure you’ve heard a family or friend talk about someone they know who is having to adjust to “a new normal,” and …

Jamie’s Story (Part 2)

In this episode, Jamie shares more about her experience as a cancer survivor and Dragonfly volunteer and supporter. (She also makes a joyous surprise announcement!!) The unconditional love she received from her family, especially her mom who took on most of the burden as a caregiver, was so important to her recovery. She acknowledges the emotional strain her challenges had …

Podcast: Jamie's Story

Jamie’s Story (Part 1)

  Jamie, a longtime supporter of The Dragonfly Foundation and cancer survivor, sits down with Ria Davidson, co-founder of Dragonfly, to reflect on her battle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) as a 21 years old. (Myelogenous leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The word “acute” in AML denotes the disease’s rapid progression.) Now married with children, …