Round 3!

The Third Annual Golf tournament to benefit Upper Chichester’s Kevin Neary will raise funds for Kevin’s continued medical needs.  Kevin was paralyzed from a gunshot wound to the neck in 2011.

The tournament will be held Monday, September 21, at Wyncote Golf Club in Oxford, PA; the event begins at 9 a.m.

Kevin Neary will be the guest of honor!

And our thanks to Kevin’s good friend Brian Startare from 97.5 “The Fanatic,” who will once again serve as our  Master of Ceremonies!

It promises to be a day of good sport, fun, and friendship.

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

Ticket sales end on Friday, September 4.

For more information on the event, please contact Bill Burland at or at 484.678.8000.

Have auction items to donate?   Please contact Chris Kelly at

Sponsorship packages are available.  They include:

One hole sign
Website and program thanks as bronze sponsors

Two foursomes
Reserved table for lunch
Two hole signs
Mulligan package
Website and program thanks as silver sponsors

Three foursomes/first three to start
Reserved lunch seating
Three hole signs
Unlimited mulligans
Website and program thanks as gold sponsors

Have questions about FOKN Golfin’ 2015? Contact Friends of Kevin Neary

More tests and some golf stuff

Good afternoon everyone-

Just a quick updated on Kevin.  It sounds like Kevin is starting to look and feel a bit better.  The doctors and nurses at Riddle are running a few more tests today.  If all goes well Kevin should be home in a day or so.  Thank you to everyone for your thoughts, prayers and messages!

In other news, please stay tuned for more information on the 3rd annual Friends of Kevin Neary Golf Outing on September 21st.!

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Hospital update

Good morning everyone. We just wanted to update you that Kevin is still at Riddle Memorial Hospital. There has not been much change in his condition but the staff is working hard to figure out what is going on. He is still a bit confused and disoriented, which has made for some creative stories. We will let everyone know, via the website, as things change.

It is difficult for Dad to get calls while with Kevin. The best way to get an update is to check the site or to get a hold of me by text, phone or email. (

Thanks everyone!

Quick update

Good evening everyone! We just wanted to post a quick update on Kevin.

Kevin was admitted to Riddle Memorial Hospital’s ICU last evening.  He was experiencing some of the same symptoms that sent him to the hospital right before Thanksgiving.  They are running some tests and we can expect him to be there for a few days.

If you would like to visit please check out the visitors guidelines here:

If you can, please give Dad a call to make sure Kevin is up to having visitors stop in.

We will post an update when we have more information or Kevin is headed home.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this, follow Kevin’s story, and for keeping all of us in your prayers.

Irish Network Event in Philly! This Tuesday, December 16th

Hi all –

We just wanted to send a quick reminder about this great event on Tuesday that’s being put on by the Irish Network of Philadelphia to benefit Kevin.

Details on the event and how to register are here:

Kevin has been doing well since his recent hospitalization. Thanks so much for your support, and thanks to the Irish Network for putting this event together again.

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!


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