High School senior Dana Hughes, who will be attending the University of Connecticut on a full softball scholarship, suffered a life threatening brain injury and was unconscious for 3 weeks after a car accident where her good friend Shannon Quail was killed. The accident occurred while she was making final preparations for her senior class project – a half-marathon to help raise money for the BackSoftball campaign. Dana’s teammates stepped in and helped to complete ‘Dana’s Run’ which raised more than $4000 for BackSoftball. Dana was able to attend the event after being released from the hospital nine days prior and almost 2 months earlier than expected. “Dana’s initial desire to help our sport – without our even knowing about it – plus her perseverance that led to an amazing recovery are truly remarkable. We certainly send our heartfelt thanks but also our sincerest wishes that she will be able to come back completely from this most challenging ordeal,” stated ISF President Don Porter. Dana Hughes is a true inspiration.