Dragonfly Stories

News, Updates, & Tales of Courage

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 ...
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Embrace Your Imperfections

By Chase Budurka My name is Chase Budurka, and I am a Dragonfly and cancer survivor. In early 2011, I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Kalonji Martin

Kalonji Martin’s Story

Kalonji, a cancer survivor, sits down with co-founder of The Dragonfly Foundation (Dragonfly), Ria Davidson, to share his insights on the ...
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Christie Motz

Christie Motz’s Story

In this episode of The Dragonfly Effect, Christie shares her journey both before and after a miscarriage, a cancer battle, ...
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Stacy & Adam's Story Podcast

Stacy & Adam’s Story

In this episode, dragonfly parents, Stacy and Adam, reflect on the impact cancer and The Dragonfly Foundation have had on ...
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Rick's Story: Podcast Art

Rick’s Story: A 5-time Survivor

Rick, age 32, is a 5-time survivor and a Dragonfly. Since age 8, Rick has diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a form ...
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Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth and Dragonfly

Alecia Lipton, Assistant Interim Director with Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati sits down for an interview with ...
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Combined Federal Campaign

Dragonfly Participates in Combined Federal Campaign (#64883)

The Dragonfly Foundation is part of the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Federal employees, retired military and retired civilians can ...
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Podcast: Aimee's Story

New Episode of The Dragonfly Effect

In this podcast, Dragonfly mom, Aimee, shares what happened after they moved to Cincinnati, OH in the hope of finding ...
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Screenshot from "Thank You Marty" Video

Thank you, Marty

Marty Brennaman, Hall of Fame Broadcast Announcer, has been a huge supporter of The Dragonfly Foundation since the night in ...
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“Makayla’s Story”

Makayla is a happy little girl full of love and faith. She loves soccer, dance, track and field, loves to ...
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Sherie's Story

Sherie’s Dragonfly Story

Sherie was first introduced to The Dragonfly Foundation through her work at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Thanks to the ...
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“Jess’s Story”

On 9/26/19 it will be 3 years since Jess was diagnosed with AML and became a dragonfly. Jess faced many ...
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Knightmage & Ria from Dragonfly at Comic Expo

CosPlayer, Knightmage, Supports Dragonfly at Cincinnati Comic Expo

Sept. 20-22nd, 2019 Michael Wilson aka Knightmage will be attending the Cincinnati Comic Expo on September 20-22nd, 2019 at the ...
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“LJ’s Story”

LJ is a strong little boy with the biggest and most caring heart! He adores his big sister, things with ...
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“Julia’s Story”

Hello, my name is Julia and I am a Leukemia survivor. On June 28, 2015, I married my best friend ...
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“Tom’s Story”

My name is Thomas Edward. I'm 23 years old, and I am currently a full-time land surveyor. I just graduated ...
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“Katelyn’s Story”

At 15 months, Katelyn was initially diagnosed with Transient erythroblastopenia of childhood (TEC) – a slow-developing anemia that occurs in ...
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