Reese Marquis, whose life was saved at SIUH, to appear in "Home Run for Life" Sept. 1

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STATEN ISLAND, NY -- The Staten Island Yankees and Staten Island University Hospital invite you to celebrate a ‘Home Run for Life’ honoring Reese Marquis, daughter of San Diego Padres Pitcher and local Staten Islander
 Jason Marquis and his wife Debbie.  

In March, 7-year old Reese was enjoying the beginnings of spring riding her bicycle in her drive way, when she took - what seemed to be - a normal fall. It became immediately clear that this was no ordinary accident. Reese’s mother, Debbie quickly realized that something was terribly wrong with Reese. She began complaining of extreme pain in her abdomen and very soon wasn’t able to see.

What wasn’t known at the time was that Reese had suffered life-threatening trauma to her liver which caused massive internal bleeding. During the fall, the bike’s handlebars impacted Reese’s abdomen in precisely the wrong spot, lacerating her liver without ever puncturing the skin.

Reese’s mother rushed her to Staten Island University Hospital where her condition was quickly diagnosed and she was rushed into surgery to stop the bleeding in her abdomen. After four hours, surgeons were able to control the bleeding, but Reese’s condition was still critical: doctors gave Reese a 50-50 chance to live. She would have to undergo multiple delicate procedures to repair the damage to her liver; another to close the wound and would receive 10 transfusions of blood through her ordeal.

After a 16-day stay in the hospital, Reese walked out of Staten Island University Hospital with a second lease on life. 

Please join us in cheering on Reese as she completes her ‘Home Run for Life’.”

Richmond County Bank Ball Park
75 Richmond Terrace 

Staten Island, NY 10301

September 1, 2012 
End of 3
rd  inning (around 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)  

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