On October 14, 2013, Susan Hahn was hit by a car traveling more than 50 miles an hour. She had to be flown to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center to be resuscitated, and underwent multiple surgeries to bones, muscles and tendons. She had also suffered a traumatic brain injury.
As Hahn began the long, slow road to recovery, she started to ask herself some questions: “Why am I here? Why didn’t I stay dead? What am I supposed to be doing?”
Hahn eventually found the answer to those questions by launching a nonprofit, the HobbleJog Foundation, and embarking on a comprehensive, yearlong collaboration with Good Shepherd Services, a Halethorpe-based residential treatment center for adolescents suffering from severe emotional and behavioral problems. That collaboration, while still in its early stages, is already beginning to change lives.