News

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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
September
13,
2018
Hurricane Florence is currently a dangerous Category 2 hurricane. The storm is expected to cause flash flooding, major river flooding and forceful winds along the coast of the Carolinas over the next several days Below are resources and
September
10,
2018
The summer 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. Adolescents who sustain a spinal cord

Features

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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
October
15,
2018
Fewer than three weeks after Ryan Gibson sustained a complete C-7 spinal cord injury from diving into a lake in 2015, Debbie Page, MS, LPC, CCM, vocational rehabilitation case manager at Shepherd Center, visited him to talk about going back to
September
28,
2018
Thank you to everyone who has followed Shepherd Center’s Facebook page – we’ve now reached 30,000 followers! To celebrate, here are 30 things you may not know about Shepherd Center. The Shepherd family founded Shepherd Center in 1975 after

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
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
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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