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New Issue of Spinal Column Features Shepherd Center's Adolescent Rehabilitation Program

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 injury or brain injury have developmental and emotional needs that are distinct from adults who have sustained those types of injuries. With more experience treating teenagers with these kinds of injuries than general rehabilitation facilities, Shepherd Center’s adolescent rehabilitation program helps young patients get back in the game.

This edition's cover story shows how Shepherd Center creates a community where our youngest patients can recover together, all with the goal of returning to their school, jobs and community.

The features section includes these stories among inspiring patient profiles, event updates, honorariums and memorials.

Meet Wesley Chay, M.D., 
Physiatrist Wesley Chay, M.D., discusses caring for patients in Shepherd Center's Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit.

Harold Shepherd Builds a Legacy 
Friends and family celebrate the naming of a portion of Atlanta's most well-known road in honor of Shepherd Center's co-founder.

Woman Goes on Mission to Live Healthier After Being Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
Stacey Koury of Canton, Georgia tackles MS, then powerlifting with the help of the team at the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center.

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

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, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.