Before we share the most recent update, with Father’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to be sure to thank our dad for everything he’s done for and continues to do. Without him, we don’t know where we’d be. So many have given so much of their time, skill and personal resources to help take care of Kevin. But our Dad has been there through it all. So Dad, thank you for all that you do. We love you and couldn’t do all that we do with out you.
As many of you know, our dad is a kind of a baseball fan — and an even bigger fan of the Phillies. This past weekend he and Kathy were able to make a quick trip up to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. We wanted to thank everyone who came to the house for the weekend to help make the trip possible. Here are a couple pictures from the trip:
And now an update on Kevin.
Speaking of the Phillies, Kevin went to his first Phillies game this season on June 2nd and stayed until Charlie pulled Cliff Lee with a 7-1 lead. The bullpen made it hairy but the Phils won and Kevin had a great time. We took both of Kevin’s nurses to the game (Chris L. and Chris B.), got a free tee shirt, and the seats worked out great. Looking forward to getting to more games more often.
Kevin also had an appointment at Magee to look at assistive technology and came home with some pretty interesting ideas for things that will help Kevin to communicate more easily. We ordered a phone system which should be installed in late June and which Kevin will be able to utilize through his head array. Once we get it up and running we think it will be of great benefit to Kevin and will give him more ways to communicate with his friends and eventually utilize when he gets back to working.
The addition to the house is almost completely finished and Kevin is getting used to the new accommodations. He has more freedom to move around and more room/privacy to have guests. It has been a real help, and we are tremendously grateful to everyone who helped make it happen. Please feel free to stop in to see Kevin. (It always helps to call first to make sure we’re home.)
FOKN Golfin’ Update
The golf tournament is fast approaching and we urge you to sign up as soon as possible. As of today twenty five percent of the slots are sold and we have commitments for five to ten more foursomes. Don’t get shut out of this fun event! If you know anyone that would like to contribute prizes or giveaways to the event please let Bill Burland (email@example.com) know.
Sign up today: http://fokngolfin.eventbrite.com/#
As always, thank you all!
Bill Burland said:
Joe you are a great father to all your boys. I marvel at your patience and positive attitude through out this ordeal. Remember I am here if you need me
Joan Stahley said:
Joe, I second that comment. You have a beautiful positive spirit and you and Kevin are fun to hang out with. I am planning a visit in the near future and will reach out to you. Happy Father’s Day to an outstanding Dad!!! To the Neary boys- thanks, again, for keeping us updated on Kevin.
kathy gaffney neary said:
Joe is a great dad to three fine young men. They have supported each other through good times and bad. Love you guys!