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  • Survivor Around the Globe, Deedra Atkinson

    Survivor Around the Globe...

    I remember August 17, 2016 like it was yesterday. It was on a Wednesday, a day where it was my normal routine to workout around 8:30pm at my apartment gym. On that particular night, I decided to call my fiancé to ask

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  • Survivor Around the Globe, Stacy Watson

    Survivor Around the Globe...

    I was teaching a Zumba class at our local YMCA the morning of February 21, 2013. Just a few songs into the class, I felt a little "off balance." I thought shake it off and keep going. Seconds later, I collapsed. I felt

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  • Facilitator Spotlight, Aimee Reed

    Facilitator Spotlight, Ai...

    How did you first discover the Joe Niekro Foundation? After being diagnosed with an AVM, I began to do research everywhere I could. In online forums, books, blogs, major medical center websites, and I found that many

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  • Survivor Around the Globe, Markelle Harden

    Survivor Around the Globe...

    Just a few months shy of my 40th birthday, I was feeling really good about things as the "over the hill" day was approaching. I successfully navigated a big career change in my mid-thirties, and my family and I were

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