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In New Issue of Spinal Column, Patients Talk About Returning to Life and What They Love After Injury

The fall 2019 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.

Immediately following a major injury, picturing life afterward – a joyful one that you can build for yourself – can seem so far away or unreachable. But it is possible. Two former Shepherd Center patients – Marie Vonderheyden and Vincenzo Piscopo – share their stories about how they designed their new normal and got back to what they love.


The magazine also includes these stories among inspiring patient profiles, event updates, honorariums and memorials.

Patient Shows Tenacity and Focus From bodybuilder to pageant queen and loving mother, Marsha Schmid keeps moving forward.

It’s Like a Second Home Beryl Waters has become a fixture at Shepherd Center, logging nearly 5,000 volunteer hours -- so far.

Shepherd Center’s Vocational Services Department Helps Patients Get Back to Work Life After Injury Can Often Mean a Return to the Workforce


You can subscribe to the print and/or e-newsletter versions of Shepherd Center's magazine here.

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.