Paralyzed in 2015, Southern's Devon Gales begins walking again

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Former Southern wide receiver Devon Gales is making some awesome progress in his rehab.

Gales, who was paralyzed in 2015 after a hit on a kickoff vs. Georgia, posted a video of himself taking steps on Thursday.

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Gales suffered a broken sixth cervical vertebra when he collided with Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan during a game between Southern and Georgia on Sep. 26, 2015.

Throught the grueling process Gales has been an inspiration with his positive outlook. He offered up this memorable quote after he was released from Atlanta’s Shepherd Center in February of 2016 after months of inpatient rehab.

“Basically this is just a temporary setback,” Gales said. “But it’s not a setback, it’s another blessing. I know I’m going walk out. I know I’m going to have a testimony that I will speak on.”

In March, Gales and his family attended Morgan’s wedding. The two players became close in the months after the fluke hit that injured Gales. The school also launched a fundraising campaign earlier in the year to build a handicap-accessible house for his family.

Devon Gales (L) was paralyzed in September 2015. (AP)
Devon Gales (L) was paralyzed in September 2015. (AP)

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