Michaud family

Joel, Marisa, and Drake Michaud

Welcome to the Dragonfire Foundation’s new website!

We are Marisa and Joel Michaud, and since the devastating loss of our first son, Drake, the Dragonfire Foundation has been our dream.

Drake left us just 12 days after he was born (read more of his story). As we struggled to deal with our loss, we realized how difficult it was to find information, resources, and connections with other parents who had lost their just-born children.

We also recognized how many families were fortunate enough to bring their babies home happily from the NICU, and we wanted to do our part to make their next steps a little more doable.

So Gifts from Drake was born, and our families, friends new and old, and even complete strangers joined our efforts to raise funds for the Drake Michaud Memorial NICU Assistance Fund. Now we fundraise for the Dragonfire Foundation, dedicated to helping NICU babies and their families.

Michaud family holding handsThe Foundation and the site as they stand today are just the beginning.  We have a vision for bringing a world of support and comfort to NICU parents and also parents like us – those who lost a child far too soon.  We hope you’ll help bring that vision to life.

We look forward to using this site to help keep you up-to-date with the Foundation’s latest activities and growth.  We’re so grateful for your friendship and support.

-Marisa & Joel

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