Illustration by Joe Hoffecker


“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 […]

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“They can’t understand.”

Quotes from Dragonfly Families: “I have no family here and I could have never made it through without this support system. And I’m not a support group kinda girl!…somewhere the thing that isn’t immediately obvious is not just the care and support you provide the patients. It’s the support system you create for the families. […]

Matt and Sam

Quotes of the Week

“When a social worker suggested Dragonfly and told me that they did lots of fun activities, I thought I would never have another day of fun in my life and neither would my child. However, I joined for my child’s sake, thinking she needed support outside the family. Dragonfly has done so much for our […]

Inspirational songs

We have heard that many of these songs and more provide comfort to our families. If they can do this for them, they may provide comfort to you during stressful times.  Check out any or all of these!! “Overcomer” by Mandisa “Anyway” by Martina McBride “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” by Martina McBride “In […]


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

 Source: 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 […]