JNF Adds Caregiver Support Group
A strong support network is an important part of adjusting to living with a newly diagnosed brain aneurysm/AVM or hemorrhagic stroke patient. Most hospitals do not offer patients and families ongoing support and rehabilitation for these conditions post discharge. It is The Joe Niekro Foundation’s goal to empower members by offering information and emotional support. […]Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015Read More
How Do You Know if You Are Suffering from Depression?
By: Kimberly Chapman – Patient Advocacy Director/Support Group Coordinator Recently, I had the honor of speaking with a well-known neuropsychologist. I asked him how he can tell if his patients are truly suffering from depression as opposed to the normal sad feelings a survivor might typically experience. He described the exact test he gives his […]Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2015Read More
Everyday is Thanksgiving
Why is it that Thanksgiving is the day we are reminded to give thanks? Shouldn’t we be giving thanks everyday? Looking back on an amazing 2014, I’m eternally grateful for all of you and for the success of this foundation. We’ve come a long way since this time last year, with no plans to slow […]Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014Read More
WALK THE WALK AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Hundreds of Arizona patrons will join The Joe Niekro Foundation for the 1st Annual Walk in the Park…Brains Matter Walk-A-Thon on September 28th, 2014 at Indian Steele Park in Phoenix, AZ. Come and be part of a one mile walk that will raise funds to support brain aneurysm, AVM & stroke research and patient support […]Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2014Read More
Don’t be a Chicken
In support of Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month (September), The Joe Niekro Foundation (JNF) encourages you to “Don’t be a Chicken.” Brave survivors of brain aneurysms/AVMs and hemorrhagic strokes will represent The Joe Niekro Foundation during a month of mini-challenges to bring awareness to the importance of early detection and “Getting Scanned.” Don’t be a Chicken […]Posted on Monday, September 1, 2014Read More