Recorded at Dragonfly’s 2019 Grand Gala
Video 2 of 2: Singer Kealy Welage, a dragonfly, and pianist Billy Larkin returned to perform two songs at the 8th Annual Dragonfly Grand Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Music Hall in Cincinnati, OH. In this video Kealy sings “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves. She is accompanied by pianist Billy Larkin.
She had this to say about her performance:
“Prior to singing at the event I was very nervous, scared of singing for so many people. No matter how much I practiced, I believed this fear would be in me. I thought that fear would only build once on-stage, but the opposite happened. After watching the video on the featured family my heart poured out for them with tears filled in my eyes. I sang immediately after this family spoke and it just built a love for them and Dragonfly in me allowing the fear to dissipate. When I walked on stage to sing I looked out in the audience, I saw hundreds of people crying, having been deeply affected by this story. I felt honored to be able to connect with the audience and I felt very accepted and love while up on-stage.”Kealy Welage
The Dragonfly Foundation’s 2019 Grand Gala was presented by Huntington Bank.
About The Dragonfly Foundation
The Dragonfly Foundation, founded in 2010, helps pediatric cancer patients and their families find strength, courage and joy. They do this by providing emotional, relational, and practical support.
The fight for excellence in pediatric cancer treatment is important, but no less important is the commitment we must make to support the families that strive for fulfilling and complete lives during and after treatment. Though treatment may end, and illness may be cured or managed, the long-term effects of factors like internal group tension, familial isolation, post-traumatic stress, the anxiety of recurrence, and the emotional, physical and financial toll on the family unit often linger for years to come. While the importance of quality healthcare is a commonly shared value, we must remember to offer families a holistic, uncompromising, fighting chance at well-being, which is Dragonfly’s urgent, passionate mission.
SAVE THE DATE FOR DRAGONFLY’S 2020 GRAND GALA: FEBRUARY 22, 2020