Former Southern WR shares video of himself walking less than 2 years after paralysis

Devon Gales’ life changed forever on Sept. 26, 2015, when the Southern University wideout collided with Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan during a second-half kickoff.

Gales was stretchered off the field and suffered damaged vertebra in his neck – resulting in a diagnosis of paralysis from the waist down after surgery.

On Thursday – less than two years after that diagnosis– Gales shared this video on Twitter of him walking with assistance:

Twelve steps. What a lesson in determination and perseverance.

As for Morgan, he visited Gales in the hospital the day after the accident, and the two struck up a lasting friendship. So much so that Gales attended Morgan’s wedding this March.