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    Josie Dooley, a 24-year-old Australian cricket player, had a stroke while vacationing in Hawaii
Josie Dooley, a 24-year-old Australian cricket player, had a stroke while vacationing in Hawaii
Josie Dooley. Source: dailymail.co.uk

Josie Dooley, a 24-year-old Australian cricket player, had a stroke while vacationing in Hawaii

A Melbourne Renegades player was evacuated to the hospital and spent 30 days in the hospital for a health issue related to shock.

Australian cricket player Josie Dooley is receiving treatment at a hospital in Brisbane following her medical evacuation from Hawaii, where she spent 30 days in the hospital following a stroke she experienced while on vacation.

Dooley, 24, who plays state cricket for South Australia and the WBBL for the Melbourne Renegades, needed emergency neurosurgery care in the US before being allowed to return home.

In a statement issued on Monday, the South Australian Cricket Association described Dooley's condition and stated that she was still receiving care.

“On 15 April Josie was on the Hawaiian island of Kauai when she suffered a stroke as a result of hydrocephalus and was required to be airlifted to Honolulu to receive urgent neurosurgical treatment,” the statement read. “Following surgery, Josie remained in the neurosciences ICU of the Queen's Hospital in Honolulu for 18 days before progressing to a neurosurgical ward where she remained for a further 12 days. Once she was fit to fly, Josie was medically evacuated to her hometown of Brisbane where she was readmitted to hospital. Josie is making progress in her recovery and would like to thank her family, friends and teammates for their love and support over this challenging time. The Dooley family request privacy at this time.”

Dooley participated in 11 domestic one-day matches for South Australia last year, scoring 285 runs. She also participated in every game in 14 for the WBBL's Renegades.

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