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Devon Gales moves legs voluntarily for first time

Devon Gales
Photo: John Kelley/UGA

It’s been a long and strenuous battle for Devon Gales to walk when he was deemed paralyzed after the devastating spinal injury in 2015. His relentless efforts are definitely paying off, and he’s one step closer to his goal.

Back home in Baton Rouge, Gales has been working with the training staff at Southern University as exercise and therapy programs have been implemented.

On Tuesday, a video was posted by the family of Gales gaining sensation and moving his legs on his own for the first time since the injury. The video has now gone viral, as the Baton Rouge CBS affiliate broadcasted the video shortly after it was posted.

In February, did an interview with Gales in Athens prior to his first arrival back home. He boldly stated, “I will walk.” Gales, as an adopted Georgia Bulldog, his vast fan base definitely believes he can get the job done.



  1. Bobbie Beverly

    May 19, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    So proud for you DevonI’ve been praying for you
    Keep up the good workThis is one Ha girl with you all the wsy

    • jonathn

      May 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      i hope gale walks again

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