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Quotes From Dragonfly Families

“I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity for the Christmas shop today! We have been struggling so much and our furnace motor blew last night, so Christmas for our 4 kids was only going to be from family. However, thanks to (Dragonfly) and you, we were able to get some toys, games, hats and shirts for all of our …

Emily

Emily’s Story

Help our Dragonflies find Strength, Courage, & Joy by clicking here to donate. At the age of 6, Emily was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two weeks later, the tumor was surgically removed. Fortunately, Emily did not have to go through chemotherapy or radiation treatments, but is facing long-term side effects from surgery and the location of the tumor. She …

”I would not have made it…”

Reprinted with permission: ”June 28th, 2010. That was the day my life was flipped upside down. Just before starting high school, I was diagnosed with cancer. At a pivotal moment of my childhood, life threw a sucker punch that landed me flat on the ground. I spent the next months in excruciating pain, going through each day became a battle, …

Dragonfly Foundation

Why Is Emotional Care Important?

The emotional support Dragonfly provides to young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families has lifted hearts and spirits, impacted medical outcomes, saved marriages, and even prevented suicides. The work we do is invaluable to patients and families because: It will take a long to find a cure for every cancer, until then young patients and their families …

Emily

Emily’s Story

At age 6, Emily was diagnosed with cancer, a brain tumor. Two weeks later, the tumor was surgically removed. Fortunately, Emily did not have to go through chemotherapy or radiation treatments, but is facing long-term side effects from surgery and the location of the tumor. She also has endured severe bone fractures in her back, arm, and legs. She continues …

“Can I be a mommy when I grow up?”

“(My daughter) and I just had this conversation in the van. (My daughter): Can I be a Mommy when I grow up? Me: That’s what we are fighting for, baby girl! Normally, when a kid says something like this, a parent can just laugh and roll with it. “Sure, kid, you can be anything you want.” When your 3 year …