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Scanxiety

“It’s scan week and the anxiety is in full on crazy mode. There is a term we (“we” being other parents of kids with cancer) use to describe this feeling- scanxiety. It isn’t so much anxiety about what might happen this week, it is anxiety because of what already happened. We have already heard the […]

And this is JUST about our patient/family events!

Following is a post written by a Dragonfly mom who shared information about our upcoming Dragonfly Grand Gala with her friends on Facebook: “This charity organization is AMAZING. They give tickets to families (with a child fighting cancer or “Dragonfly”) for local events. When your child is immunosuppressed they cannot be in large crowds of […]

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Dragonflies

“I feel compelled to echo some of the sentiments I’ve read here before about the appearance of dragonflies… Today, my husband and I took our Dragonfly to Children’s for his second follow-up MRI. These are always incredibly anxiety-inducing for us, but we put on our best face for our little one’s sake. At the hospital […]

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Quotes & Stories from Families

“I don’t know what we would have done without all the tangible encouragement we were given from [Dragonfly] during our journey… They remember the forgotten ….which includes us parents who know more than we want to about what childhood cancer entails….. They remember the families … The siblings….And they help the children still be children… […]