Andy Dalton helping children and their families cope during trying times
Posted By:  Sean Cox
Thursday, September 10, 2015

CINCINNATI -- Twenty-one-month-old Brianna Fleckinger had no idea who Andy Dalton was.

Neither did many of her peers, who were running around a small space at Kings Island amusement park playing a spirited game of duck, duck, goose one recent Sunday afternoon. None of them had any idea what Dalton's postseason interception total was, nor did they know about his struggles during prime-time games.

At that particular moment, their focus was on the random big kid with bright red hair who had quietly tiptoed into their circle, waiting to be the goose who chased another kid around it.

"I can tell you every parent knew who he was and they had their cameras out and were pointing and laughing and smiling. Some of them had tears in their eyes. They will never forget that moment," said Ria Davidson, co-founder of the Dragonfly Foundation, a Cincinnati-based group that specializes in providing children who have pediatric cancers and their families opportunities to be distracted from the daily toll the diseases can take. With September being Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, the group has an important couple of weeks ahead.

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