Campaign launched to build new home for Devon Gales’ family
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Devon Gales, the Southern wide receiver who suffered a paralyzing neck injury during a September football game at Georgia, is returning to his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the promise his family soon will have a new home designed to accommodate his needs.
Gales’ parents, Donny and Tanisha Gales, wiped tears from their eyes on Thursday when it was announced funds are being raised for a new home accessible to his wheelchair.
Devon Gales was released from the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta on Wednesday, five months after his injury.
Reggie Jones and Wesley Jones of the Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation unveiled the campaign to build the new home. The foundation is selling shirts with the Georgia “G” logo as the first letter in “Gales.”
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