Caregivers, Medical Professionals, Survivors
We are excited to share that Abrazo Central Campus has teamed up with the Joe Niekro Foundation to found a Support Group for patients and family members affected by a brain aneurysm, AVM or hemorrhagic stroke. The group will be meeting monthly to come together to share stories, offer helpful resources and assist with ongoing support for survivors and their families. The Joe Niekro Foundation (JNF) was established in 2007. Joe Niekro was a twenty-two-year veteran of professional baseball who suddenly lost his life from a cerebral brain aneurysm in October 2006. The astonishing lack of public awareness and under-support of research led to the launch of a crusade to educate and encourage awareness about brain aneurysms and other cerebral disorders. The Abrazo Central Chapter of the JNF support group will meet monthly in our Acute Rehab Unit classroom. We encourage all patients, family members and caregivers to join us. Our goal for the group is to help bridge the gap, encourage collaboration and to facilitate a comprehensive support program for survivors and their families.
Activity program, Caregivers welcome, Community Outreach, Educational support, Emotional support
Open to anyone in the community
Please contact the support group before arriving to confirm meeting location, date, and time.
Disclaimer: Our stroke support group registry includes groups that are independent of American Stroke Association. Discussion topics do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.