JEFFERSON — Former Southern University wide receiver Devon Gales life changed when he collided with University of Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan during a kickoff return on that fall day in 2015.
The outcome of the collision changed his life forever – he was paralyzed. It’s a story that’s been told many times since that day. It’s a story that will tug at your heartstrings. It’s a story, if you let it, that will change your life.
Since then, Gales has been on a journey - one, to walk again and, two, to spread his message of hope, determination and fight to high school students across the country.
A stop at nearby Jefferson High School last week changed Gales life once again. He was asked to speak to the senior class during PRIDE (Prepared, Respectful, Involved and Determined). His message that day was his mission and it struck an accord with not only the entire senior class but Jefferson football coach Gene Cathcart, so much so, he offered Gales a job on the Dragon coaching staff.
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