Southern University wide receiver Devon Gales injured his spine in an injury against Georgia in 2015.
Since the injury, Gales has made tremendous strides in his battle to be able to walk again, and has received a great amount of support from the Georgia football program and its fans.
Now, it appears NFL players and celebrities have taken notice and have joined forces to raise money for Gales, using walkingagain.org, a site determined to help injured athletes walk again following spinal injuries.
On walkagain.org, pictures can be seen of Gales posing with entertainers T-pain and Tracy Morgan, plus with NFL stars Desean Jackson, Jameis Winston, Doug Martin and Mike Evans.
A pair of luxury, Italian python skin shoes have also been released in an effort to raise money for Gales.
THE DG33 CAMPAIGN : LET’S SUPPORT DEVON GALES
Walk Again Athletic Warriors has teamed up with the leading companies in the exoskeleton industry and funds spinal cord injured athletes to walk again using robotic exoskeletons. Devon Gales is an inspiration and together, our goal is to raise $500,000 to fund a wheelchair accessible home for Devon and his family.
In 2015, Devon Gales of Southern University endured a life-changing spinal cord injury on the football field against the University of Georgia. Since then, his story has spread and he has become an inspiration to everyone he meets. It is his courageous personality, his perseverance, and his infectious smile that reminds people that he won’t give up and is fighting every day to accomplish his goal; to take his first steps across the same field that forever impacted him as he walks again. To help both Devon and his family, the DG33 Campaign was initiated to help fund a wheelchair accessible home and with your help, we can accomplish this goal!
You can donate to Gales’ cause here or you can visit Purcello Shoes’ website to buy a pair of DG33 shoes, from the Devon Gales collection.
According to the shoe website, the color choice of the shoe – red and black – pays tribute to the University of Georgia.
A description of the DG33’s.
Devon Gales and Purcello have collaborated to create the DG33s of the Devon Gales Collection. These Hi-Top shoes are handcrafted in Italy and are made of Italy’s finest genuine python skin. The red and black colorway pay tribute to the University of Georgia, while the custom sky blue insoles represent Devon’s original home of Southern University. While a portion of all profits from Purcello products are donated to Walk Again Athletic Warriors, 100% of all profits from the Devon Gales Collection will be donated to Devon Gales and his family to help fund the building of a wheelchair accessible home. To place your order, check out the DEVON GALES COLLECTION to receive your very own DG33s!