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On June 30th, 2019, Dana Barrett, born and raised in East Quogue, NY, suffered a severe spinal injury in a tragic pool accident. After being airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital it was determined she suffered a C2 fracture, resulting in paralysis from the neck down and the inability to breathe on her own. Surgery is imminent to repair the fracture but her spinal cord has been permanently damaged. The doctors have said there is still hope but she will need rehabilitation. The rehabilitation, home renovations, specialized medical equipment and home care will be a considerable financial burden. The road to recovery will take years.

In Dana’s 28 years of life, she has been through more than most can comprehend. As many of you reading this already know, she lost her father when she was 16 and her mother when she was 21 years old. Despite this, she has always held her head high and has amazed her friends and family with her strength and selflessness.

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October 26, 2019

October 12, 2019

This is a very busy weekend of events for our girl Dana! Thank you to the Westhampton Beach and Riverhead girls volleyball teams for playing their games in honor of Dana on Friday, October 11th.
Dana has seen the pictures and loves it!

Tomorrow, October 13th, from 12-4 head out to Montauk to watch a kiteboarding competition to raise money for Dana and Matt Raynor. Matt is a local HB resident who also sustained a spinal cord injury earlier this year. Thank you Mike, for organizing this event for two very special people!
There will be raffles and prizes!

Also, a very big thank you to Frank, who helped raise $5,000 for Dana’s recovery! Your efforts in supporting Dana are very much appreciated!

October 26, 2019

September 28, 2019

This is right up Dana’s alley! On Friday, October 4th at Marvel Fit, take a spin class at 6:00 PM and then head over to Scotto’s for some pizza and wine or beer at 7:00 PM!

Thank you to Kendra at Marvel Fit for organizing this fundraiser for our girl!

You can purchase tickets to just ride or eat or you can do both!

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