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John DeMarzo

Yankees Bring a Ray of Light to DMF

by John DeMarzo
Right fielder Nick Swisher, Catcher Francisco Cervelli, and outfielder Chris Dickerson talk to Daniel at home plate before game

It was March 1997, and 12-year-old Daniel Trush was playing basketball with his father, Ken. Daniel took a shot and missed, but then fell to the ground, grabbing his head. His father thought he was upset from missing the shot, but it was something far more severe: one of five brain aneurysms had burst inside Daniel’s head.