Former Southern University player Devon Gales moving into wheelchair-accessible home
Devon Gales’ long journey into his ideal home is over.
The former Southern University football player was paralyzed from the waist down during a game inside Sanford Stadium during the 2015 season. The unfortunate incident began a long road to recovery for the young man but thanks in part to the support of Bulldog Nation, Gales rehab continues to progress and the Gales not only secured the money to build a new home, but they are now set to move in this week.
Construction began back in May and according to the FaceBook group set up for Gales, the home is complete and ready to be moved into this week.
“342 days after we broke ground on the lot that would become Devon and his family’s new home…. THE GALES FAMILY IS MOVING IN!” a poster wrote on the “Build For Devon” Facebook page Wednesday evening. “This has been quite an inspiring and heart-warming journey for everyone involved. Tomorrow will be a quiet day for the Gales, as they see their finished, furnished & decorated home for the first time. Mission #DevonGalesWelcomeHome will be filmed though, and everyone will get to revel in the day’s events at a block-party style celebration on Saturday, August 10th!!!! More details to come soon. Right now, the focus is on getting Devon into his new home TOMORROW!!!!! See you soon! #GoDawgs #BuildforDevon”
In order to complete this home, the Gale family reached out for help and donations began to pour in until around $250,000 was raised.
The family’s journey to build the home was recently chronicled by 11 Alive News out of Atlanta: