News

February
04,
2019
Online registration for Shepherd Center's annual Adventure Skills Workshop (ASW), set for May 17 to 19, 2019 at Lake Martin in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama will open on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Participants can register online at
January
17,
2019
ATLANTA – The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) has awarded its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Shepherd Center for its project that improved reliability in medication administration. PHA is an affiliate of the Georgia
January
17,
2019
The fall 2018 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file here. Subscribers to the print version will receive copies via postal mail in the coming days. In Shepherd Center's Brain Injury
December
10,
2018
James Harold Shepherd, Sr., died peacefully on Monday, December 10, at age 90. A fourth generation Atlantan, he was the son of Mabel Plunkett and William Clyde Shepherd. He was the younger of six children, Clyde, Charles, Elizabeth Knox Green,

Features

January
31,
2019
Two years ago, Will Bucher, now 19, was doing what he loved most – riding his motorcycle. Then, a car suddenly pulled in front of him. Before Will could react, he ran right into it. Will, who is from Sanford, North Carolina, spent 22 days in the
January
29,
2019
Sarah Cutler Benzing, 25, from Asheville, North Carolina, has wanted to be an occupational therapist since the eighth grade. That’s when she came down with a rare autoimmune disease that left her, she says, “not being able to get off the floor.”
January
24,
2019
On July 9, 1991, her 17th birthday, Rachel Krause lost control of her car, hit a tree and flipped over. Paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a T-12, L-1 spinal cord fracture, she spent seven days at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, in
January
21,
2019
Woody Morgan and Hammad Aslam met in 2009, in Athens, Georgia. Woody was a senior at the University of Georgia. Hammad had just graduated. The pair quickly bonded over a shared dream of becoming physiatrists – doctors specializing in spinal cord

Blogs

December
21,
2018
As a new year approaches and we look back on 2018, it is truly amazing to see all of the accomplishments that we – volunteers, board members, staff, donors, patients and families – have made together. Here’s a look at Shepherd Center’s top 10
June
13,
2018
Mentorship is a funny thing when it comes to fatherhood. If you are lucky, you have a dad or another father figure to emulate when the time comes to be a dad yourself. When you are a father with a physical disability, it may seem like no one can
May
13,
2018
The opening sentence of her essay reads, “Heroes do not need super powers; they simply need to show up when it counts. They need to be there in the good times and in the bad times.” At the time, I did not see myself a worthy subject for this
Atlanta Magazine: Sarah Morrison in Women Making a Mark 2018opens in new window
Shepherd Center President and CEO Sarah Morrison has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine's Women Making a Mark program.
30
May
2018
www.atlantamagazine.com
WJBF: Triumph Over Tragedyopens in new window
Christopher Grubisa shares, highlighting his progress at Shepherd Center as a patient who has experienced quadruple amputations.
08
May
2018
www.wjbf.com