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Paralyzed College Football Player Devon Gales Shares Incredible Video of Himself Walking with Physical Therapist (Tweet)
On September 26, 2015, Southern University wide receiver Devon Gales suffered a catastrophic spine injury when he collided with Georgia Bulldogs kicker Marshall Morgan during a game at Sanford Stadium. Since then, Gales has been paralyzed from the waist down.
Amazingly, though, Gales has not given up hope of one day walking again. And though doctors say it’s still too early to tell what kind of a recovery is possible, this week Gales posted an incredible video on Twitter that suggests he’s making real progress.
In the video, Gales takes 12 steps with the help of his physical therapist and a walker. His caption? “I’m on the way!!”
Take a look:
Im on the way!! pic.twitter.com/4Kz77luWdT
— devongales (@devongales) May 25, 2017
It took Gales almost two years just to get that far, but his attitude could not be more positive. This kid is an inspiration, plain and simple.
In February the University of George launched a fundraising campaign to build a new house for Devon Gales and his family that is specially suited to Devon’s recovery needs.
Take a look:
UGAAA Launches Drive to “Build a Dawg House” For Devon Gales Family pic.twitter.com/ChxTCZHyq6
— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) February 26, 2017
If you’d like to make a donation, you can text “Devon” to (706) 204-1707. You can also send a personal check made payable to the “Devon Gales House Construction Fund,” and mail it to the following address:
1 Selig Circle
Butts-Mehre Hall Rm. 402
Athens, GA 30603
Attn: Bryant Gantt
Hat Tip – [FTW]