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Here’s just a few reasons why our survivors love JNF!!!!  We applaud all of you for your courage and determination in fighting this battle.


Supporting the Fighters, Admiring the Survivors, Honoring the Taken and Never Ever Giving up Hope!

“The Joe Niekro Foundation is the only foundation who has reached out to me and made me feel like I don’t have to travel this journey by myself.” – Jane White

“The Joe Niekro Foundation was a light in all the darkness I had been going through.” – Jackie Peters

“The Joe Niekro Foundation Support Group made me feel as if we were literally “one big family or neighborhood”…instantly I got a sense of belonging, understanding and acceptance.” – Bonnie Simmons

“It feels good knowing you don’t have to do this by yourself, and The Joe Niekro Foundation has offered me encouragement and friendship that I found nowhere else.  No other organization has ever reached out to me like this one.  I love The Joe Niekro Foundation.” – Robert Depree

“I have an extended family through the JNF Support Groups so my other family doesn’t have to say “I understand” when they don’t understand.” – Kim Green

“It helps to know that I’m not the only parent struggling with what would seem trivial to a parent with a healthy child.  It’s also great to be able to relate to parents and have them know exactly what you are going through.” – Ruth Grace Pettinger

“The JNF online forum provides me with non-stop, comfortable, unwavering, empathetic and educational support 24/7.” – Brooke Katherine Ellis

“The Joe Niekro Foundation has helped me open up and speak about my personal experience, and the life change that goes along with having brain surgery.” – Scott Nathanson

“In one of the darkest times of my life, when I was sure that I had lost myself forever, I found The Joe Niekro Foundation Support Group and slowly through encouragement and support and my effort, I found myself anew. I am eternally grateful for TJNF.” – June Prestin

“If not for finding The JNF group and the constant daily UNCONDITIONAL support I think I would have gone insane!” – Sharon Charlton Adams

“It’s a blessing to have a group of people who just simply understand.” – Alma Jones

“I continue to have the utmost gratitude for the Joe Niekro Foundation which is like my family….a constant support.” – Rosemari Blondo

“Thank you to the Joe Niekro Foundation for bringing us together and creating a family!” – Tammy Curmano

“I am truly glad that Jennifer has a support group to lean on after what she has gone through and experienced because even though we were there through it all, we can’t possibly understand everything she is dealing with.” – Caregiver’s Sister

“I am so happy to be a part of The Joe Niekro Foundation Support Group. It is reassuring to know that I am not the only one who has experienced a brain aneurysm, and I’m so thankful for the support this group has given me.” – Robin Hardin

“I was filled with so much fear and worry but when I found this group, I learned I am not alone.” – Elizabeth Vazquez Aguilar

“I swear I wouldn’t know what to do without this group. When all my family and friends have turned their back. You all have been their and understood every step of the way!!! I love you all. You ALL are my strength!!!” – Kareem Stewart

“You guys… you’re not alone. I’m not either. Thank you for being here with me.” – Elise McAndrews

“It is so wonderful to have this group of people who relate and we can turn to 24 hours a day.” – Linda Romano

“Just need to say to ALL, love you bunches! Thanks for being here and sharing. My family just don’t get it or understand! Glad I have all if you who can relate.” – Deanna Dornan

“I have made such wonderful friends inside of here. There is something comforting to know that I don’t walk this journey by myself. It doesn’t matter if I’m mad, sad, depressed, angry, scared, fearful, happy, or shocked by the aneurysm condition-there is always someone who can relate. There is nothing worse than feeling alone in this world, and this room lets me know I don’t need to feel so isolated. I can walk out of any airport and know I have a friend that resides in that city because of this room!” – Kimmothy Lane

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