Sometimes there are days that are exceptional. Today was one of those days.Â I spent the morning at the Shepherd Center, a Catastrophic Care Hospital here in Atlanta. The founder, Alana Shepherd and her husband Harold gave a wonder two-hour tour through the beautiful facility, and educated me on the amazing history.
In 1973, just after graduating from UGA, James Shepherd (son of Alana and Harold) suffered a severe spinal cord injury while body surfing in Brazil. James was paralyzed from the neck down and spent the next five weeks in a Brazilian Hospital, struggling to survive. Alana and Harold Shepherd were frustrated with the lack of rehabilitation options in the Southeast…. I’ll let you read the rest of the story.
My words cannot do justice to what the Shepherd Center has not only accomplished in the past, but it is working on now and for the future. I would like to thank Dana Shepherd for inviting me to the center and we are excited about possibly working together with the Shepherd Center in the future. This is a place where miracles happen everyday.