News

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November
19,
2018
Shepherd Center recently released “Empowering Women After SCI: Safe Health Care Goes Beyond Accessibility,” a video series that aims to empower women who have sustained spinal cord injuries (SCI) to advocate for their own health and wellness. The
November
16,
2018
Shepherd Center announced today that it has purchased land just south of the hospital on Peachtree Road in Atlanta and plans to build a facility to expand its housing program for patients’ family members. The new building would provide additional
November
02,
2018
Minna Hong, recently retired Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Peer Support Manager at Shepherd Center, was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) annual Hospital Heroes Awards luncheon on Nov. 2 in
October
23,
2018
You’ve likely seen them shared on social media or even donated to one yourself – crowdfunding campaigns. These are fundraisers individuals can set up to take donations directly through a page on various websites. GoFundMe and CrowdRise are some

Features

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November
22,
2018
While I often find myself feeling especially grateful this time of year, it’s the day-in-and-day-out, all-year-long dedication, support and love shown by Shepherd Center’s staff, donors, volunteers and partners that make possible this community that
November
05,
2018
As case manager for Shepherd Center’s Transition Support Program (TSP), Kendra Moon and the dedicated team she works with continue to assist patients and their families for up to 60 days after they leave Shepherd’s Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal
October
29,
2018
This is a love story. It’s a Shepherd Center love story, so it’s several other kinds of stories, as well – a lousy-luck story, a survival story, a redemption story. And like many love stories that emerge from Shepherd – there have been a few – it
October
17,
2018
Avery Downing, 19, arrived at the University of Alabama in fall 2017 and headed straight to a wheelchair basketball practice. The Memphis, Tennessee, native hadn’t played sports since 2012 when she fell from the uneven bars during gymnastics

Blogs

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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
January
26,
2018
Caring for a person with a spinal cord or brain injury or a neurodegenerative disease can be challenging and overwhelming, especially in the early stages of diagnosis and rehabilitation. Ann Boriskie, founder and director of the Brain Injury Peer
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
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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
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11Alive: Sarah Morrison Executive Profileopens in new window
Executive Profiles: Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison The local nonprofit rehab hospital has been helping people with disabilities for decades. Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison sits down with David Rubinger on 'Atlanta Business Chronicle's BIZ'
23
Apr
2018
www.11alive.com