Everybody knows somebody who has cancer. Even if you have never heard of The Dragonfly Foundation, there is something in our podcast for everyone. Each episode offers comfort and joy during your daily commute or walk around your neighborhood. We feature special guests and stories from our Dragonfly families about their experience helping loved ones affected by pediatric cancer. We also include interviews with members of our supportive community who each have their own story to tell.
Jamie's Story (Part 2)
In this episode, Jamie continues her story (See Part I) and shares her advice, coping strategies and conviction that the unconditional love she received from her family, especially her mom who took on most of the burden as a caregiver, her friends and others was part of the recipe of her survivorship.
Jamie's Story (Part 1)
Jamie, a longtime supporter of The Dragonfly Foundation and cancer survivor, sits down with Ria Davidson, co-founder of Dragonfly, to reflect on her battle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) as a 21 years old. Now married with children, Jamie appreciates the programs, services and community Dragonfly offers to young patients and families enduring cancer.
Kalonji Martin, a prostate cancer survivor and dedicated husband, father, education professional and volunteer for The Dragonfly Foundation, shares his joy for life as well has his experience, coping strategies and life lessons.
In this episode of The Dragonfly Effect, Christie shares her journey both before and after a miscarriage, a cancer battle, and the birth of her son. Thankfully, she had a very supportive husband, family and friends to help her deal with the physical symptoms, the emotional trauma and anxiety, child care, and traveling challenges she was experiencing. She also found strength in her faith. This episode shares her journey and the Dragonfly effect.
Stacy & Adam's Story: "It's A Long Process"
In this episode, dragonfly parents, Stacy and Adam, reflect on the impact cancer and The Dragonfly Foundation have had on their family after their young daughter Kylie was diagnosed. They also share stories of the support they received from the community, their children's school, and others. Stacy, Adam, Kylie and her little brother love being a part of the Dragonfly family. They also appreciate the support they continue to receive from extended family, friends and associates.
Rick, age 32, is a 5-time survivor and a Dragonfly. In this episode, he shares the wisdom he has gained, the patience for things he cannot change, and the challenges that he has endured. In discussing his story, he shares information about how the love of family and Godparents, along with the support of The Dragonfly Foundation, helped him cope, live in the moment, and find joy.