Living a healthy lifestyle is always on Margaret Bussard’s mind. In the last five years, the Department of Public Safety Administrative Services Manager has lost four siblings to adult-onset Muscular Dystrophy. She says she is lucky to not have the gene sequence, but unfortunately has watched the health of her siblings decline rapidly.
“I know that the older I get, the slower I get,” Bussard said. “If I don’t keep moving, then I won’t keep moving. So, it’s important to me to look at my wellness and be aware of what I can do to improve it.”
Officer Cassi Shaffer of The Ohio State University Police Division is always on the go. That’s the way she’s wired. Cassi serves on the OSUPD Crisis Action Team, she’s an assigned dignitary protection officer, and she spends a bit of time on the division’s bike patrol. On certain nights, she runs OSUPD’s Community Police Academy and Rape Aggression Defense courses, which often require her to participate in scenario-based role playing.
In autumn 2016, her ability to continue in her role as an officer was suffering, causing her to question her future.