Update – home

Hi everyone – we hope you had a great Thanksgiving. This is just a short note to let you know that Kevin came home from Jefferson on Saturday. He’s doing better but we ask that you call before dropping by to visit as Kevin needs his rest.

Thanks for all of the well wishes.

Thanksgiving update and new event information

Happy Thanksgiving from the Nearys! We are spending this Thanksgiving at the hospital, and we wanted to give you a brief update on Kevin’s condition and some information for those who’d like to visit him.

Kevin is currently fighting an infection that has been accompanied by bouts of disorientation. His condition has improved significantly over the past week or so, but he’s being monitored at Jefferson’s Neurological Hospital for the time being. We are not sure exactly when he will be coming home, but we’re hoping he can get back soon.

Kevin can have visitors, but only a few at a time, so there may be a bit of a wait. If you’d like to come, please read below for details.

Kevin is at the Jefferson Neurological Hospital (the old Wills Eye building at 9th and Walnut). If you’d like to visit, please check in at the front desk and let them know you’re here to see Kevin Neary. Kevin is currently on the 6th floor. Visiting hours go from 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The garage attached to the hospital is on 9th which runs one way north so you need to go south of Walnut to work your way back to it. The garage is immediately before the hospital entrance. They do validate but it is a little pricey to park during the week.

Irish Network Event – December 16th

We are also thrilled to share that the Irish Network of Philadelphia will once again be hosting an event that will benefit Kevin and help him fulfill his needs. The Christmas party will take place on December 16th at “The Philo” at Stotesbury Mansion from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The flyer with information is attached, and you can register here. We hope you can make it out! Thanks again to the Irish Network for their generosity.


A quick update

Recent Outings

It has been a while since our last post so we thought we would share pictures from Kevin’s last big outing.  Last weekend a good family friend and Salesianum alum, Michael Szczerban, married the lovely Kristen Lukiewski at the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, PA.  Dad, Kathy, Chris, Lindsey and Kevin were all delighted to be able to join and help them celebrate.  Kevin was thrilled to make it and see his good friend Mike and several familiar faces from Sallies. Here are a few photos:

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Cold Weather

With colder weather setting in, it is a little more challenging for Kevin to maintain his temperature.  This makes it harder for him to get out of the house as frequently. If you have some time please feel free to swing by the Neary household and visit.  Most of Kevin’s doctors visits are during the day, so please give call the house before you head over.  Kevin loves visitors!
Other News

In other news, now that Kevin is stable and his living area complete, our Dad is completing the renovations to the house he started planning well over three years ago.  All of these renovations are independent of what has been done for Kevin but will have the added benefit of increasing his access to the rest of the house.  Stop on by and dad will happily give you a tour!


Our thanks to all who supported the golf tournament on Monday—whether you played, volunteered. came for lunch, made a donation—-your support means the world to Kevin and to all of us.

Gorgeous weather, an important cause, and good friends made for a perfect day.

We are overwhelmed and uplifted by the support of family, friends, and community.

Thank you!

Golf outing Monday! Check out the auction program!

We look forward to seeing so many of Kevin’s friends and supporters on Monday, September 15, for our sold-out event.

Registration for golfers starts at Wyncote at 7:30 a.m..  Shotgun start is at 9 a.m.

Current forecast calls for perfect golf weather.

Those registered for lunch should plan to arrive by 2 p.m.  Our formal program will kick off around 3 p.m.

Some amazing silent and live auction items are available—think now about things you’d like to snag, for yourself or for a friend!

Check out the draft program here: PDF-FOKN Golfn 9-15-14

Quick update

It’s been a busy few weeks for Kevin with baseball on August 10th and 24th(with Chris Kelly driving), dinner at Firebirds on the 8th with Joe Senior, Kathy Perkins, and nurses Chris L. and James, lunch at Duffers on August 1st with Joe Senior, Christina, the nurse, and Kevin’s Tball coach and buddy Bill Burland, a picnic in South Jersey hosted by one of Kevin’s Magee nurses where Kevin caught up with several of the nurses and staff who took such great care of him at Magee. He went to the picnic with Joe Senior and Jenn, his nurse for the evening. Kevin got to stay at the picnic for well over four hours and really enjoyed seeing Reem, the evening nurse who took such good care of him at Magee, Nia the host of the party and the other evening nurse from Magee, as well as Rey who works part time with Bayada on Kevin’s case.
Next up for Kevin are Phillies games on September 14th (four tickets) and September 28th (8 tickets). If you are interested in going to either game let Joe Senior know and we can make arrangements. The new van is large but fairly easy to drive and Kevin is always accompanied by a nurse on all outings.
Of course the big event coming up is the Second Annual Friends of Kevin Neary (FOKN) on September 15th at Wyncote Golf Course. The course itself is beautiful, the raffles and auction items are fantastic, and the cause is a terrific young mans’ continued care and 32nd birthday on September 22nd . Sign ups close on September 1st so if you are interested in attending or supporting  please sign up this weekend at:
Thanks always for your continued support, it truly makes a difference for Kevin’s continued progress and he appreciates everyone’s care and concern.


FORE! Event sell-out looming!

Two weeks until our September 1 cut-off for sales, and 70 golf tournament tickets are sold!

 We want to remind everyone interested to buy golf and lunch tickets, at:


We’d hate to have to say no to anyone who wants to attend.  Please understand that we have to make final plans for golf and for lunch on September 1st ! If you’re not a golfer, consider joining us for lunch and the auction at around one o’clock on September 15. Lunch tickets, which must be purchased online by September 1st ,  are $30.

A beautiful day of golf isn’t the only thing in store on the 15th.  We have some amazing auction items.  Our live auction items will include:

  •  Four club seats to see the Philadelphia Eagles play the St Louis Rams at the Linc on Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m, a parking pass, and an autographed Fletcher Cox (#91) jersey.
  •  Two fantastic (Section 242, row 2, seats 17 and 18) tickets to see the return of DeSean Jackson as the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, September 21 at 1 p.m.…..the Eagles’ first NFC East game of the year!
  • Four tickets, and a parking pass, to the Army Navy game on Sunday, December 13 at 3 p.m.at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
  •  Two weekly badges to the Farmers Insurance Open, February 5 – 8, 2015 in La Jolla, California and a three night stay at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.  
    • (Does anyone have any airline miles they would like to donate?   If we could get enough miles to sponsor a Philly-San Diego roundtrip, it would make this great trip even better.   Keep in mind that the trust is not a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation—a gift to the trust is NOT tax deductible.)
  •  Two tickets to a 2014/15 (40th!) season Saturday Night Live show in New York city.
  •  Two clubhouse passes to the Quicken Loans National tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, July 27 – August 2, 2015 in Gainesville, Virginia.

Our silent auction items are equally great.  We’ll post a full program PDF, listing all of the auction items, just prior to the event.

See you all in a few weeks!

Don’t Miss the Cut!

Don’t Miss the Cut!

The second annual FOKN Golfin’ Tournament is only six weeks away, on September 15th, and interest is picking up quickly.

Our program emcee, The Fanatic’s Brian Startare, plans to talk about the tournament today on his afternoon radio show, which runs from noon to four.


We are so grateful for Brian’s support for this event, and his support for Kevin.

We have 45 golfers registered as of August 1st and commitments from approximately 50- 60 more folks who are interested in joining Kevin’s supporters for a day of fun, friendship, golf on a beautiful course, and getting to spend time with the guest of honor, Kevin.

We hope that you will join us but ask that you register as soon as possible to avoid getting closed out from the event as we can accommodate about 108 golfers.

Registration closes on September 1st; we hope that we will have sold out before that date.

Don’t miss a great event, register now, right here:


Tick, tick, tick…..

What are you doing on Monday, September 15, 2014?

Shockingly, that is only two months from today.

Kevin and fans will be at Wyncote Golf Club, kicking off our second annual

Kevin will arrive in the van that you helped him buy!

Joining Kevin and his friends to serve once again as Master of Ceremonies
for the luncheon will be 97.5 The FANATIC’s Brian Startare. “Kevin is an
inspiration to us all, and I’m delighted to be back,” Startare said. “And
with great auction items on hand already, we’ll have a tremendous
opportunity to raise significant funds.”

Live auction items include:

• Four club seats with a parking pass to a 2014 Philadelphia Eagles regular
season game and an autographed Fletcher Cox #91 jersey.

• Two tournament passes to the February 5 – 8, 2015 Farmers Insurance Open
at Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego, Calif., and three nights at the San
Diego Marriott.

• Two tournament clubhouse passes to the July 27 – August 2,  2015 Tiger
Woods Quicken Loans Open at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course,
Gainesville, Va.

• Two passes to the December 13, 2014 Army-Navy game at Baltimore’s M&T
Bank Stadium.

And many great silent auction items! Two autographed Rickie Fowler hats,
great restaurant and theatre tickets, golfing, and so much more!

Reliable rumors say that more good items are on their way!

But you have to be there to snap up these great items.

We are so grateful to the many, many people who have given so generously to
create what we think will be a spectacular auction to complement a great
day of golfing!

Register here for the event as a sponsor, golfer or to donate directly to
help Kevin.

Please, help spread the news!

Live in Philly and worried about transportation to and from the event?

Contact Denise and Chris at nearys51@comcast.net.   If there is enough
interest, we’ll look into group transportation from downtown to the wilds
of beautiful Oxford, PA!

Ticket sales end this year on September 1.


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