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The Dragonfly Foundation helps pediatric cancer patients and their families find strength, courage and joy.

The Dragonfly Foundation helps pediatric cancer patients and their families find strength, courage and joy.
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United States

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The Dragonfly Foundation helps pediatric cancer patients and their families find strength, courage and joy.

Language:

English

Contact:

513-494-6474


Episodes

Kassi's Story

6/20/2019
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In this episode of The Dragonfly Effect Podcast, Dragonfly mom Kassi shares her family’s cancer journey after her young daughter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2015. Even though her daughter is in remission, Kassi knows that her family is changed forever, and the stressors of cancer treatment—like scans and testing—continue to this day. Kassi and her family still attend Dragonfly events to bond with families who share similar experiences and to support new Dragonflies currently...

Duration:00:39:42

Devon's Story

6/13/2019
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This episode of The Dragonfly Effect podcast focuses on how Dragonfly provides emotional, relational and practical support for its families in critical times during and after treatment. Devon shares how Dragonfly supported her family in a way no one else could, becoming a beacon of light in dark times while her family struggled with isolation and financial pressure throughout her son’s cancer treatment. While her youngest son Brady was undergoing treatment for leukemia at Cincinnati...

Duration:00:38:13

Brittany's Story: Family, Home, Joy, Love, & Support

6/5/2019
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This episode focuses on how The Dragonfly Foundation helps provide a community and support system of others who understand what it’s like to undergo pediatric cancer treatment. Brittany discusses how hospital stays and infection control protocols made her family feel isolated and alone, even while surrounded by loving family and friends in their community As a mom of three young children, Brittany often felt overwhelmed after her young son, Elijah, was diagnosed. However, Dragonfly’s...

Duration:00:33:54

Tammy's Story

5/28/2019
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This episode of The Dragonfly Effect illustrates the impact a community of caring creates in the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families. As a legal guardian, grandmother, and caregiver guiding two Dragonflies, a patient and sibling, through treatment and long-term recovery, Tammy describes her/her family's pre-Dragonfly experience, as if they were living life in a dark box, feeling alone, isolated, and "empty inside," thinking "you are the only one." The delivery of The...

Duration:00:21:48

Jen Morand's Story

5/21/2019
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This edition of The Dragonfly Effect shares the story of a young survivor who used the uncertainty surrounding her cancer diagnosis as a motivation to make other young patients and families' lives better as they overcome the challenges of treatment and long-term recovery. The Dragonfly Foundation didn't exist when high school student Jen Morand was 15 and being treated for thyroid cancer; it would have helped her and her family immensely. After learning about Dragonfly's mission as a...

Duration:00:20:50

Briana's Dragonfly Story

5/14/2019
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Ria Davidson, co-founder of The Dragonfly Foundation, interviews a 21-year-old Dragonfly patient, Briana, explores her Dragonfly experience and her journey overcoming the challenges of pediatric cancer. Topics discussed include: ProgramLamar Advertising Dragonfly is grateful to iHeart Radio host, Scott Sloan, for recording the closing of the podcast. The executive producer of Dragonfly's podcast is Joe Strecker. The Dragonfly Foundation(R), a 501c3 nonprofit, helps pediatric cancer...

Duration:00:18:01

Jeremy's Dragonfly Story (Part 2)

5/7/2019
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Ria Davidson, co-founder of The Dragonfly Foundation, and Dragonfly dad, Jeremy, continue their discussion about how families endure and overcome challenges, particularly of cancer. Topics included in Part 2 of the interview: Dragonfly is grateful to iHeart Radio host, Scott Sloan, for recording the introduction/closing of the podcast. The executive producer of Dragonfly's podcast is Joe Strecker. The Dragonfly Foundation(R), a 501c3 nonprofit, helps pediatric cancer patients and their...

Duration:00:10:08

Jeremy's Dragonfly Story (Part 1)

4/30/2019
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Dragonfly co-founder Ria Davidson interviews a Dragonfly dad named Jeremy, whose 6-year old was diagnosed with Leukemia. In the interview, Jeremy discusses how Dragonfly helped his family endure and overcome a variety of challenges related to pediatric cancer, especially at times when his son was immune-compromised. The interview includes information about how Dragonfly families, including Jeremy's family, benefit from emotional, relational and practical support and numerous patient/family...

Duration:00:21:40

The Dragonfly Foundation: Founded in Friendship (Part 2 of 2)

4/23/2019
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Christine Neitzke & Ria Davidson, co-founders of The Dragonfly Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit founded in Cincinnati to help pediatric cancer patients from birth to age 40 find strength, courage and joy before, through and beyond treatments, discuss the genesis of the name "Dragonfly" and the story of Cincinnati Reds Baseball Hall of Fame broadcasting legend, Marty Brennaman, bringing the foundation to a citywide stage by publicly shaving his head on the field prior to a 2012 game at Great...

Duration:00:15:05

The Dragonfly Effect Podcast: "Founded In Friendship" (Part I of 2)

4/13/2019
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Download Here This podcast features the history and early milestone moments of The Dragonfly Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit founded in Cincinnati to help pediatric cancer patients from birth to age 40 find strength, courage and joy before, through and beyond treatments. Dragonfly co-founders Christine Neitzke & Ria Davidson discuss their personal and professional histories, their families, the reasons they formed Dragonfly as well as the foundation’s programs that help patients and...

Duration:00:30:20