Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Watch: Paralyzed football player Devon Gales plays catch for first time since injury

Need a heartwarming story to help get you through hump day? Allow Devon Gales to be your source of motivation.

Gales suffered a serious neck injury in a football game against the Georgia Bulldogs on September 26, 2015. The former Southern University Jaguars’ redshirt sophomore wide receiver was paralyzed from the waist down. But, he didn’t let that stop him walking again.

In May, Gales posted a video on his Instagram account of him taking several steps with the help of his medical staff. It was the first time he’s walked since his injury.

GOD IS GOOD WE ARE POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURES ????????????

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Earlier this week Gales added another milestone to his recovery process. Posting another Instagram video of him playing catch with the caption, “PUT ME IN COACH I’M READY!!!!!”

PUT ME IN COACH IM READY!!!!!

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To help support Gales in his recovery, visit the Devon Gales fund page to help provide financial assistance to Devon and his family to cover medical expenses.