On October 17th, 2015, athletes from all over the country came together, in association with The Joe Niekro Foundation and The Society of Neuro-Interventional Surgery Foundation, to support brain aneurysm, AVM and hemorrhagic stroke research and awareness, for the 6thAnnual Knuckle Ball…A Pitch for Life at the JW Marriott Resort in Phoenix, AZ.
As some of you may know, my daughter Chloé was born in January 2014 with a Vein Of Galen Malformation (VOGM), which is an extremely rare type of AVM. Over the past 21 months she has gone through 6 brain embolizations. Her first two taking place at one and two-day old and the last one being in December 2014. She is doing much better now but her VOGM is still there. She has received tons of wonderful support from The Joe Niekro Foundation and its members over the past several months and I have offered my photography services to this wonderful organization.