HOW WE HELP

We come from a place of acceptance,
of creating joy in small moments
so those of grief feel less infinite

HOW WE HELP

Family
Think back for a moment, to the most agonizing day of your life. Now tweak it, ever so gently. Imagine how differently you would have felt if you had had a community there, ready to alleviate the smaller, disparate parts of your burden so you could focus on tackling the massive issue, the one so heavy and suffocating that you sometimes had to remind yourself to draw breath.

That is what The Dragonfly Foundation is about, and we can't move fast enough to help all of the families who need our help.

The biggest issue our families face is black and white, life or death: This is what people know about cancer. But what you rarely hear about are all of the attendant issues that weigh on the entire family for decades to come: the sleepless nights given over to worry; the relationships that fray and then snap due to grief or lack of support; the long-term psychological and physical aftereffects of treatment; the second and third mortgages taken out to stave off bankruptcy.

Dragonfly relieves the emotional, relational and practical challenges of cancer. At our core, what we offer is community, the feeling that you are not alone during this alien, isolating experience that strips even the closest and best-intentioned family and friends from your ranks. We live to provide understanding, support, resources and opportunities families will rely and reflect on for years to come.

Our families proudly identify as Dragonflies — and once a Dragonfly, you are a Dragonfly for life.