Devon Gales, the Southern University wide receiver that was paralyzed in a game against UGA a few months ago, is nearing the end of his time in Atlanta at the Shepherd Center. He’s ready to get home, but says UGA, the Shepherd Center and the Falcons have become part of his family.
In addition to his therapists Dan, Claire, Gustavo and others at the Shepherd Center, Falcons’ Coach Dan Quinn and his players have become close to Devon. He’s been to numerous practices and games and Devon’s mother Tish Gales says that the coach checks on Devon quite often.READ MORE: Pasco, First FL County To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines Via Walgreens
Ron Courson, the University of Georgia’s Director of Sports Medicine, has been in constant contact with the Gales family and Tish Gales says, “There are no words to express what the University of Georgia family has meant to us.”
Devon visited John Fricke and Hugh Douglas in the 92-9 The Game KIA Studios Friday morning for a 30 min interview about his injury, his rehab, his recovery and his future. And we might have surprised him with a special guest, former Falcon WR Harry Douglas.READ MORE: Board Of Health To Transition Appointments To New State System
What followed was 30 mins of learning, laughing and crying.
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Watch the interview above.