"The Dragonfly Difference"
"I would love to be able to do all the things he loves in order to make his life a little more about living than surviving."
-- Dragonfly Mom
The Dragonfly Foundation holds a unique place in the landscape of non-profit organizations focused on helping kids with cancer and blood diseases requiring bone marrow transplants. We call this The Dragonfly Difference:
- We embrace patients (from birth to age 30) from their date of diagnosis until they are 5-years free of their disease.1 We also include their siblings and caregivers.2
We understand that even though treatment may end, the post-traumatic stress of treatment, the challenges of side effects from treatment and the anxiety of reoccurrence continue to challenge families for years to come.
- We offer WEEKLY event opportunities, as well as providing distractions, gifts and entertainment for the patient and their family, both inside and out of the hospital. We make families smile EVERY DAY!
While only one person is receiving treatment, everyone in the family benefits from our C.A.R.E. as we define it (Caring, Community and Awareness that Results in better Emotional Health).
- In many cases, the fundamental needs of a family are left to one organization and quality of life support to another.
TDF is there to provide comprehensive C.A.R.E.
- We have a comprehensive understanding of public relations/communications and have an army of supporters and partners dedicated to the mission of bringing comfort and joy to our families.
Help is just a phone call, email, text or Facebook post away! Our families know they are not alone.
We provide CARE while we wait for a cure.
1 To learn more about eligibility requirements and length of support, please click here.
2 Patients/Families must confirm eligibility and register through the Social Work Department of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute.