“An OG Dragonfly Mom”
This episode of The Dragonfly Effect podcast focuses on how Dragonfly provides emotional, relational and practical support for its families in critical times during and after treatment. Devon shares how Dragonfly supported her family in a way no one else could, becoming a beacon of light in dark times while her family struggled with isolation and financial pressure throughout her son’s cancer treatment.
While her youngest son Brady was undergoing treatment for leukemia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Devon struggled with severe depression. However, once she discovered Dragonfly, Devon found immediate benefit and clicked with others who just “got it.” She is grateful her three children had an opportunity to act like kids—playing games and making friends where they didn’t have to worry about Brady’s illness or the challenges of treatment and recovery. She credits Dragonfly with pulling her out of those and other dark times.
Devon’s family has been with Dragonfly for nearly a decade since Dragonfly was founded in 2010, making her one of the “OG Dragonfly moms.” Now that her son has been out of treatment for more than six years, Devon is giving back by helping welcome and support new Dragonfly families.
Dragonfly is grateful to iHeart Radio host, Scott Sloan, for recording the introduction/closing of the podcast.
The executive producer of Dragonfly’s podcast is Joe Strecker.
The Dragonfly Foundation(R), a 501c3 nonprofit, helps pediatric cancer patients and their families find strength, courage, and joy. We do this by providing ongoing support, relevant materials, and caring, nurturing and transformative experiences.
To donate and to learn more about Dragonfly, please visit Dragonfly.org or text WINGS to 71777.
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