Softball Standout Back on Field After Fiery Car Accident

Softball Player Back on the Field

In December 2010, Leigh Gramke lost control of her vehicle, rolled into a ditch and was pulled from the upside-down, burning vehicle by another motorist.

Then a softball shortstop with a scholarship to Minot State University, Gramke doesn’t remember the accident or transport to CHI Health’s St. Elizabeth Burn and Wound Center.

Over the next year, she grew close to the team caring for second- and third-degree burns covering 40 percent of her body.

“They do become part of your family,” she said.

Today, Gramke’s back at shortstop fulfilling her recovery goal: “To get back to running full speed again.”