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 extensive
rehabilitation. The rehabilitation is going to be a considerable
financial burden, as early estimations that have been given to her
family are thousands of dollars per day. The road to recovery will take
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.
With every trial she has faced, she has always come out stronger. Dana will
physically fight this, however she needs whatever help you can give to
assist with her medical expenses which are rapidly accumulating.
“God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers”
Please help Dana fight this battle.