"Send it" for Jim Hahn

$186,062 of $175,000 goal

Raised by 794 people in 6 months
Created February 5, 2018
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 initial goal is $50,000, and, as we have a clearer picture of the road ahead, this will likely increase. The funds we raise will help the Hahns with costs such as medical expenses not covered by insurance, modifications to their home to accommodate Jim’s new physical requirements, and travel to/from the rehabilitation facilities.

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.

Thank you for reading this story, your thoughts for Jim, your consideration, and most importantly for your donation.
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We got to visit Jim this morning! As Alix said earlier this week, Jim Hahn is still Jim Hahn... gregarious and hilarious. Thank you to everyone who has supported Jim, Alix and Nick... they’re feeling the love. Jim is reading all of the Facebook and GoFundMe comments and is feeling the love. Please keep the messages coming, as Jim has a lot of hard work ahead this month.

Thank you for your incredibly generous donations and sharing of this site. We are coming up on $150k, which is just astounding.
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Big day for Jim today! Later this morning he’ll be on his way to rehab in NY. The support you all have given the Hahns is just astounding... nearly $118k as of this morning. Thank you!

Please continue to share the GoFundMe and like the posts everywhere you see them. Facebook likes and comments will help to keep the GoFundMe at the top of FB pages and feeds.

Scuttlebutt, a sailing newsletter, has included Jim’s fund in their publication this week, and have a post on their FB page. If you have a moment, please visit their FB page and like and comment on it.

You’re amazing! Thank you.
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Wow. At 9:30 last night, I clicked "post" and published this GoFundMe for the Hahn family. In only 24 hours you have raised EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS in support of Jim, Alix and Nick.

310 people have donated in 24 hours. The GoFundMe post has been shared 852 times (what?!?!). Countless people have reached out with SCI connections, financial guidance, meals, and so much more.

It truly takes a village... and the Hahns have a pretty incredible village.

Jim and Alix are so, so, so grateful. Thank you.
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Raised by 794 people in 6 months
Created February 5, 2018
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