BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Nearly 17,000 people suffered a severe spinal cord injury last year.
Baltimore Firefighter Shane Horn is among one of those 17,000 people, and Saturday, he will use his rehab to go the distance.READ MORE: 'Tactless Finger Pointing': Baltimore Officials Push Back On Hogan's Criticisms Of The City During 'Re-Fund The Police' Announcement
Horn will take part in the Baltimore Marathon on a handcycle.
A friend with a similar injury visited Horn and told him, “you’re going to do the Baltimore marathon with me.”READ MORE: Baltimore County Public Schools Feeling The Impact Of Nationwide Teacher Shortage
That goal was relayed to Horn’s physical therapist, who runs Team Kennedy Krieger, which will have 173 athletes in this year’s race.
“If you don’t have a goal, you don’t really know why you’re working or what you’re working for,” Erin Michael said.
Horn will work toward finishing Saturday’s race, but said there is a bigger finish he is working toward.MORE NEWS: Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey To Speak At Graduation Ceremony For People Who Completed Drug Treatment
“Trying to get my body to remember how to use my legs,” Horn said.