A True Story of a Walking Miracle.
April 29, 2013
Oxford, Miss.- Three years ago Taylor Hashman nearly lost his life. Former Ole Miss baseball player from Naples, Florida, was in a terrible accident that put him in the ICU for several months. Doctors feared that he may never breathe on his own again, let alone ever step foot onto a baseball field.
Hashman was punched in the face outside of an apartment building that knocked his head in to the concrete. The impact fractured his skull, which then caused his brain to swell forcing doctors to put him in a medically induced coma. After 13 days, Taylor finally woke up to reality. After many of the surgical procedures taken, doctors told Hashmans’ father that he might never regain the motor skills of his right extremities.
Hashman refused to let this be the end of his baseball career. “When my father told me I might never walk or move my right arm again, I knew that wasn’t possible,” said Hashman. “There was no way I was going to give up on my dreams and stop doing the things I loved,” he continued. Hashman has been in physical therapy working to rebuild his muscles and motor skills for over a year now. Taylor Hashman is now training to try out for independent baseball teams all across the nation.
Three years ago, Taylor was lucky to even be alive. Now, he is in the midst of a full recovery, wor king towards a second chance to make it in the big leagues.