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Sunday, 31 May 2015 07:39

California Softball Player Dies of Aneurysm

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A 1st baseman with the California Thunder Girls Travel Softball Team has died days after having a brain aneurysm on the field.

Dana Housley was playing in a game Saturday May 23rd, 2015 when she reportedly told her coach she felt dizzy and collapsed. Family and teammates had held out hope the 15-year-old player would survive the traumatic event but after several days on life support, on May 27, Dana passed away at Kaiser hospital in Fontana.

Housley’s teammates have created a hashtag #prayfordana to support the teen and draw attention to her case.

A brain aneurysm occurs when a spot on a cranial artery weakens and starts to bulge out. If the aneurysm ruptures it can cause stroke, brain damage or death.

Read More: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/teen-softball-player-dies-days-brain-aneurysm/story?id=31361458

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Physicals/Heart Screens Given 0 2 0 1
Baseline Concussion Tests Given 0 0 0 0
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Kids Trained in Hands-Only CPR 0 0 5 6
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Free Sports Clinics Held 0 0 0 4
         

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Jennifer Robinson
2015-07-27, 16:17
I enjoy doing these free physical events with LV Sportz Foundation. It makes me happy to know another 50 or so athletes were screened and the few that actually have an issue with their heart and didn't know are now getting treatment. (Medical Volunteer)