The relationship between former Southern football player Devon Gales and the University of Georgia added another chapter this past weekend.
Georgia announced a campaign to raise $500,000 to build the Gales family a new, accessible home, a drive it is calling “Build a Dawg a House.”
“I’m just grateful,” Gales said to Baton Rouge radio host Matt Moscona on Monday. “It takes a miracle. Everything they have done has just been remarkable. They took my family in like we’d been here already, like I was at Georgia. I’m just truly blessed.”
Gales suffered a paralyzing cervical spine injury against Georgia on Sept. 26, 2015. Since then, he has spent the majority of his time rehabilitating at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, where he lives with his stepmother, Tish, and his sister, Teah.
His father, Donny, and brother, Dalen, remained behind in Baton Rouge. Their family home was one of thousands damaged by the historic …