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.
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.
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."