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Former Patient Creates Specialty Sauce and Donates Proceeds to Shepherd Center

Former Shepherd Center spinal cord injury patient Billy Hulse, of Atlanta, and his wife Betty, have created Cobbie’s Sauce, an all-natural, gluten-free specialty sauce made from a secret family recipe that has been passed down through generations.

Mr. Hulse, a patient at Shepherd Center in 2009, is giving a portion of the proceeds from Cobbie’s Sauce to Shepherd Center, the place he credits with giving him hope for the future.

Concocted by his mother, Mary Cobb “Cobbie” Hulse, more than 60 years ago, Cobbie’s Sauce has been a Hulse family staple – embellishing everything from chicken, pork and beef to fish and shrimp.

"A lot of love came out of Cobbie's kitchen, and I hope to pass some of that love on by giving back to the hospital that continues to give my family and me hope for the future," Hulse said.

Cobbie’s Sauce is available at Atlanta-area specialty food stores, such as Erika Reade and Star Provisions, online at and, and at Shepherd Center Apothecary.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.