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"Send it" for Jim Hahn

by John Fryer 9 Feb 2018 15:31 PST 9 February 2018
Help `send it` for longtime marine-industry professional Jim Hahn © Jim Hahn Collection

Our friend Jim Hahn was doing what he loved on Saturday, February 3, skiing in Vermont, when he had a catastrophic accident that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. Ski patrol rushed Jim down the mountain and he was airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he underwent surgery Saturday night to stabilize his spine.

Thankfully, as Alix says, "Jim Hahn is still Jim Hahn" and he did not suffer a head injury. 

The family is currently working to map out a plan, which will include significant time at an acute rehabilitation hospital where he will begin the long journey of physical and occupational therapies to improve his mobility, enhance his quality of life, and boost his confidence. As you can imagine, Jim, Alix and Nick have a long road ahead of them medically, emotionally and financially. The challenges the three of them will encounter in the coming days, weeks, months, and years are inconceivable.

Jim's energy and passion for life and adventure have inspired all of us and it is clear that so many people want to help in any way, shape, or form; to that end, a GoFundMe has been established. If you are unfamiliar with crowdsourcing, GoFundMe is safe and effective way to donate to a cause and make a significant, positive impact on an individual in a challenging situation.

The current goal is $150,000 and, as we have a clearer picture of the road ahead, will likely increase.

Jim is a loving father and husband, who, when not traveling the coast working boat shows for Ronstan, enjoys quality family time on their sailboat Houdini, skiing with friends and family in Vermont, cooking up a meal, kicking off the "Merry Making Season", "warming the deck" in May, and dreaming about sports cars, among many other things. A consummate cheerleader for everyone, Jim is always there with an encouraging “Send it!” in whatever you’re doing. In short, Jim is not just the life of the party, he puts the life in every day.

Please join us in supporting Jim, Alix, and Nick, so together we can help them tackle the many unforeseen expenses caused by an accident like this. (www.gofundme.com/JimHahn)

Thank you for reading this story, your thoughts for Jim, your consideration, and most importantly for your donation.

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