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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 provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.