After earning the title of Mr. Baseball in his senior year of high school, Arizona State University student-athlete Cory Hahn was paralyzed from the chest down sliding into second base on the first weekend of his freshman season. He spent the following 75 days in the hospital in rehabilitation.
Rehab is still part of his daily life today, and it allowed him to regain enough independence to return to school at ASU. In 2013, The Arizona Diamondbacks honored Hahn by selecting him in the 34th round (his jersey number) of the Major League Baseball draft. In May of 2014 Hahn graduated from college and is now employed with the Diamondbacks, working in the Baseball Operations department of the front office.
"Being part of the race last year was a tremendous experience,” Hahn says of the Wings for Life World Run. “To be able to see firsthand so many people running for a cure to benefit people like myself who live with a spinal cord injury is truly humbling.
“To top it off, it was a special moment when I had the opportunity to greet my mom at the finish line as she completed her race. Thanks to those who participated last year and let's make this year’s race even bigger!"