D-backs draft paralyzed ex-ASU player Hahn
JUN 08, 2013 7:54p ET
I cannot thank the @dbacks enough for what they have done! So humbled and will be forever grateful! So honored to be a diamondback!— Coryhahn34 (@Coryhahn34) June 9, 2013
Hahn has gone through vigorous rehabilitation to accomplish even the smallest of tasks and has achieved some big ones, too. He drives a van customized for his wheelchair and lives on his own with ASU teammates as he coaches and attends classes.
Though Hahn won't man his old position in the outfield for the D-backs, Hall said the team wants to make its selection of him more than just a gesture.
"We want to make this permanent," Hall said. "We don't want to make it just about the selection and about him being a draft pick but about working here in full-time employment with the Diamondbacks. Hopefully we'll make that come to fruition for he and his family here soon."