In New Issue of Spinal Column, We Honor the Late James Shepherd, Beloved Co-founder of Shepherd Center
We honor the late James Shepherd, beloved co-founder of Shepherd Center, advocate, visionary, family member and friend. James always said that Shepherd Center was the bridge between "I can't" and "I can." At Shepherd, we believe those words and hope you find encouragement in the stories of hope and determination featured in this issue.
The Show Must Go On Anne Nelson learns to heal and thrive after sustaining a spinal cord injury through her love of dance and performing.
Man Doesn’t Let MS Define Him Jake Revell approaches MS with determination and patience.
Volunteering to Support Caregivers Shepherd Center’s Brain Injury Family Peer Support Program works to support family members caring for loved ones who have sustained brain injuries.
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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 neuromuscular 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.