A little girl's unconditional love for her father is a heartwarming story that I can hear over and over again without tiring of it. More so, I feel absolutely within the boundaries of creative license to share the story on more than one occasion. This past August, I told of Natalie Niekro and her love and admiration for her Daddy, the late, great Joe Niekro. My story about her story, entitled "Joe Niekro: Daddy's Little Girl Knuckles Up For Aneurysm Research" has been quite well received while at the same time igniting a friendship between me and the child of one of baseball's greats. Just as Joe Niekro was one of my heroes during his brief time on earth, so too is his daughter through his passing. On nearly a daily basis I witness Natalie's commitment to her father and her undying effo ...
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