Dream home for Devon Gales
JEFFERSON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - It was a new beginning for 25-year-old Devon Gales.
Thursday, the former Southern University football player got a chance to see his brand-new home.
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Multiple organizations and the community worked together to make it happen.
"I am overwhelmed," Gales said.
Gales has come a long way since his life changed forever in 2015.
Gales was playing football for Southern University when he suffered a traumatic spinal injury during the kickoff return against the University of Georgia.
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Since then, UGA and the community has rallied behind him and his family.
"One word to describe UGA, the community and the state of Georgia as a whole? Awesome," Tish Gales, Devon's mom said.
Gales said he's excited to call Georgia home.
"I'm a Southern Jaguar but now I'm a Georgia Bulldog," Gales said. "I'm blessed."
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