Girl, 12, Suffers Catastrophic Eye Injury From Foul Ball - FOX 35 News Orlando

Girl, 12, Suffers Catastrophic Eye Injury From Foul Ball

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A 12-year-old girl from Palmetto, Ga., has suffered a catastrophic baseball injury that seriously impaired her vision.

Summer Johnson was in a California ballpark to support her brother who was trying out for Team USA. A line drive foul traveling about 95 mph slammed into her. She had no time to react.

Summer was in intensive care for four days while family, friends and church members prayed for her. Doctors say Summer's eye took the force of the hit and may never function properly again.

Summer plays softball herself. She says she will now only sit behind the netting near home plate.

Summer's family has set up a fund to help offset the cost of the reconstructive surgeries she now faces.

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