Mar 20 2018
Jan 16 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm

Brain Aneurysm, AVM and Stroke Support Group

Brain & Spine, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

The Neurovascular Center at Rhode Island Hospital has teamed up with the Joe Niekro Foundation to form a support group for patients and family members affected by a brain aneurysm, AVM or hemorrhagic stroke.  The group will meet 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 and is the “brain child” of Natalie Niekro (daughter of Joe).  Joe Niekro was a 22 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 Rhode Island Chapter of the JNF support group will meet monthly at the Rhode Island Hospital APC Building, 7th Floor, Room 702.  Patients, family members and caregivers are welcome. The group's goal is to bridge the gap, encourage collaboration andto  facilitate comprehensive support program for survivors and their families.  

Meetings will be monthly on every third Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Mahesh Jayaraman and Ryan McTaggart will give a special presentation/demonstration on flow diversion devices.

For more information please contact Ann Wilks at 401-606-2645 or email

Additional Dates & Times: 
April 17, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm
May 15, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm
June 19, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm
July 17, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm
August 21, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm
September 18, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm
October 16, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm
November 20, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm
December 18, 2018: 6:00pm–7:30pm