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It never leaves you…

From a Dragonfly Mom: “I know it sounds crazy and most will not understand but this never leaves no matter how long the cancer is gone. September is especially hard for me. Not only is it childhood cancer awareness month but tomorrow is the anniversary of Lilli’s diagnosis and the 30th is her cancer free […]


“14 things that I learned after my son became sick”

 Source: http://thriftyhomeschoolmom.blogspot.com/2014/03/14-things-that-i-learned-after-my-son.html Tuesday, March 4, 2014 **This blog post was written by a Dragonfly mom. <3 At 26 years old, I sat in a hospital room on the Oncology floor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. I had three very young children and one was just diagnosed with cancer. At that point in my life, I thought […]

Notes, Thanks, & Stories from our Patients/Families

Summary: A thank you note to CBTS/Dragonfly/Reds for the day at the Great American Ball Park (The author of the note, a Dragonfly mom, also describes what it is like to have a child with cancer.) Family forgoes Christmas gifts and instead makes donation to The Dragonfly Foundation A patient says that “You Are The […]

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PTSD: “Haunted by a child’s illness”

From a 10/14/13 NY Times article and blog post written by Perri Klaas, MD Source: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/haunted-by-a-childs-illness/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 “A child’s serious illness can cast a very long shadow across a family, often for years after the crisis has passed. A mother sat in our clinic recently, crying because her older child was having trouble in school. She […]