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Scripps Trauma Patient To Race in Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Local woman paralyzed in accident featured in U-T

A photo of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla where  the trauma patient and marathoner was treated following her accident.

Local woman paralyzed in accident featured in U-T

Anna Hackenberg, who was paralyzed from the chest down in an accident last year, was recently featured in The San Diego Union-Tribune. The local physician discussed her plans to participate in the Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon this weekend. She will compete in the race using a handcycle wheelchair.


James Schwendig, MD, the trauma surgeon who treated Hackenberg at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, commended her for her strong will in the face of personal tragedy.


Read the story in The San Diego Union-Tribune: Local woman will race in marathon a year after paralyzing accident.

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