STORY: Etiwanda High School freshman softball standout Dana Housley battled for life Tuesday as friends, teammates and the softball community throughout the nation rallied around her.
Dana, 15, suffered a brain aneurysm in the batter’s box in the last inning of a travel ball game for the California Thunder on Saturday. She was on life support in the ICU at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, Thunder spokesman Mark LeVier said Tuesday.
As news of Dana’s condition spread across the nation, there was an outpouring of support on social media. Classmates and even those who did not know the athlete posted messages using the hashtag #PrayforDana.Athletes took to social media to share images sporting Dana’s jersey number 21 inscribed on their arms, as well as on ribbons, and one softball player said she was dedicating her season to Dana.
— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) May 26, 2015