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High school softball player on life support after collapsing during game in California

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FONTANA, Cali. — A stand-out high school softball player is on life support after losing consciousness at a tournament in California on Saturday.

First baseman Dana Housley was up to bat in the bottom of the 8th inning with the game on the line for her team, the California Thunder.

“We had a runner at second, the winning run at second, and so all of our focus was on Dana,” one of her teammates told KTLA.

In the middle of her at-bat… That’s when 15-year-old Dana realized something was terribly wrong.

“She turned to look at me, which I thought was kind of odd in the middle of the pitch, and she said ‘Coach Angelo, I feel dizzy,'” head coach Angelo Michaels said. “As she was walking towards me, her knees started to give way and I caught her.

The Etiwanda High School student was unconscious as she was rushed off the field, and transported to the hospital, her coach said.

It is believed that Housley may have suffered a brain aneurysm, according to a post on her GoFundMe page.

“She has been placed on life support because she is unable to breathe on her own, nor is there any brain activity,” the post stated.

“This family and the people around her are suffering and we cannot do enough,” said Valerie Van Kirk-LeVier with California Thunder Softball. “They’re going to need help regardless of the outcome.”

Dana’s story has gone viral on social media with the hashtag #PrayForDana. Even softball legend Jennie Finch is showing support.

 

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