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 there I still felt alone. I sat down one night and wrote this then in 2014 I shared it with The Dragonfly Foundation and I want to share it with you cause it’s exactly how I felt exactly how we made it through. This effect my whole family not just me and Y and to know there was other families that was going through what we were going through and that we could share are stories and to lean on each other that was (huge). So if your looking for a foundation to donate to to I highly suggest The Dragonfly Foundation if you ask if if this isn’t enough reason give me a ring let’s have lunch give me more than a hour because I’ll talk your head off about them Seriously!”
January 24, 2014:
“I wasn’t going to post this here because I hold it dear to my heart I shared this story with my Dragonfly families but I want you to know how really amazing The Dragonfly Foundation is. Please if you can’t donate that’s ok they need volunteers as well you can make a difference in someone’s life and believe me it made a difference in ours.
I talked with a old school friend today and she asked me questions about Y and what it was line and how I got through it cause she said if her child had cancer she don’t think she could. I told her in the best way I can it is like you have a box a small brown box and you tape it up on the bottom and now you close the top and tape it shut now imagine you are in that box. That was me I couldn’t breath I had no air, it was a very dark place I couldn’t see what tomorrow would be like, panic sets in and now you feel sick to your stomach and your all alone and don’t know what to do. After months of being in the dark and feeling the way you do all of a sudden a little piece of tape comes off and your looking through this whole praying that today will be a better day. And times go by and a phone rings and a soft voice is on the phone I’m from The Dragonfly Foundation and I’m down stairs I have a gift for Y. And I take the tape off a little more and get on the elevator to go to the front desk and get a gift bag with a gift for Y. I rush back to get on the elevator to get to Y and on this elevator was another lady with the same bag no words was spoken all I can do is stare at her bag thinking I guess I’m not alone. As you walk through the halls at night and see around me and see other parents in the same heart ship I realize I’m not alone. A little more tape comes off. I meet a lady through Dragonfly who took the time to come visit and talk about her experience with her daughter with Osteosarcoma and it was the most rewarding visit. Now imagine your in this box and you now can remove all the tape and you now can see the light the light that The Dragonfly Foundation shined on me from the girl in the elevator with no words but said a lot. (She) and the person that came and visit and took the time to share her story with me and let me know I was not alone… or the little girl whom I saw across the hall and got the chance to talk with A and her mother.. for the first time. See I don’t have to stay in that box any longer I was in a very dark place until The Dragonfly Foundation pealed that tape off and shined the light the light to get through those dark days. The Dragonfly Foundation truly does bring comfort and joy into your life and I can’t thank them enough and our dragonfly families for helping me see the light.”