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Dana Housley, 15: Softball Player Dies Days After Suffering An Aneurysm On Field

Thu, May 28, 2015 12:08pm EDT by 1 Comment
Image Courtesy of California Thunder

So heartbreaking. A young teenage girl has died after having a brain aneurysm during her softball game. The Etiwanda High School student was stepping up to bat when she suddenly collapsed into her coaches arms.

Dana Housley was just 15-years-old when she fell to the ground during her softball game on May 23 during the last inning of her game. She reportedly had had a brain aneurysm and was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. Sadly, she was unable to breathe on her own and passed away a few days later.

Dana Housley: Softball Player Passes Away After Suffering A Brain Aneurysm

Dana was stepping up to bat during her softball game on May 23 when she reportedly told her coach she felt dizzy and suddenly collapsed, according to KTLA.

“She turned to look at me, which I thought was kinda odd in the middle of the pitch, and she said ‘coach Angelo, I feel dizzy,’” Angelo Michaels told the outlet. “As she was walking toward me, her knees started to give way and I caught her.”

Dana was then rushed to the hospital and placed on life support, because she reportedly had no brain activity. Dana had sadly suffered a brain aneurysm, according to the outlet. So tragic.

Dana’s Parents Thank The Softball Community

On the family’s page, her parents released the following statement was released:

“Tonight our beautiful Dana chose to go with the Lord. We don’t yet understand his plan for her, but she will make a perfect angel. The tremendous national and international outpouring of love and support for our daughter and our family during this devastating ordeal is appreciated beyond words.

Although the journey ahead for our family will be unimaginably painful, we now understand we have a family of thousands in the softball community to help us through. We will feel pain and emptiness at the loss of our baby girl, but we won’t have to feel it alone.

As we begin the healing process, we thank you all. We will not forget your love, prayers, and support, nor will we ever forget the wonderful memories of our little girl, Dana Housley #21.”

In a very kind gesture, Dana’s teammates had created a hashtag #prayfordana to support the late teen and draw attention to her case. You can show your support on social media by using the hashtag as well.

Our thoughts are with Dana’s family and friends during this difficult time.

— Brittany King