Joe Niekro

Joe Niekro

Founder:  Natalie Niekro (daughter of Joe) – From the time I was born, baseball has been in my blood.  I have had the privilege of watching my father surpass records, obstacles and become one of the most recognized names in baseball.  I have been blessed in having two loving parents who have supported, loved and guided me through life’s journeys. Growing up as a child of a professional baseball player has been an indescribable experience and now the torch has been passed to me to leave a legacy just as my father has.   Dad’s aneurysm was sudden, unexpected and undiagnosed.  Within 18 hours of Dad’s rupture, he was pronounced dead.  Upon losing my father, I made a commitment to dedicate my time, energy and focus on the advancement of neurological treatments for aneurysm patients.

It is my mission to discover a detection method, available to the public, so that thousands of lives can be saved from this silent killer.  By providing funds for research and treatment to hospitals, treatment centers and organizations, I am confident that The Joe Niekro Foundation will help families across the world.


4 Responses to “About The Foundation”


  1. 1 Tia Mumma
    February 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Hello, My name is Tia, a 44yr old mother, wife and a Suvivor
    Im on a mission as well.. To make Government pass September as B.A.A. but they have to vote on it~ Thats the craziest thing ive ever heard, I am wrting everyone from Obama to Government to Rock bands and actors to NFL to skateboarders to WWE because I want them to help me move with this. I get so upset sometomes when you heard nothing on B.A. ~ Theres so much info that people deserve to hear.. Theres no commericals, nothing in papers or in the news. Nothing to read about in the waiting room of a doctors office, nothing at the Health Dept. and its sad knowing that we could save someone life~ But Im on a mission and hopefully everyone will be beside me on this…. Wonderful website thank you for having it~

    • February 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Tia, thank you for sharing your story. The Joe Niekro Foundation has been and will continue to honor September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, regardless of what ever gets approved through congress. However, even outside of September, we strive each day to educate people on the importance of early detection and funding for research. Hopefully through all of us working hard to let others know how necessary this education is, WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Thank you for sharing and God bless.
      Natalie Niekro

  2. 3 Tia Mumma
    February 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks Natalie~ And your right, everyday we do educate people just by the words we speak. But yes, Im letting everyone know that this is a serious thing that Im willing to share. And to tell Suvivors they too can over this downsideness, Its hard but. we fought, the hardest part AND WON….. Thank you Tia Mumma


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