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New Issue of Spinal Column Shows how the Power of Friends, Family and Community Uplifts Two Former Patients after Injury

The summer 2020 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file here. Subscribers to the print version should have already received copies via postal mail.

We tell the story of two former patients, Eddie Williams and Frances Hardy, who exemplify the theme of this issue: stronger together. Eddie and Frances showed that allowing others into their lives in a time of need and embracing that support is a sign of strength, often leading to amazing things.

Woman Follows her Passion after Sustaining a Spinal Cord Injury After sustaining a spinal cord injury and enduring multiple surgeries, Julia King achieved her goal of completing culinary school.

The Greatest Gift After sustaining a TBI, Kyle Plussa perseveres through faith and determination to return to a job he loves.

Whatever it Takes Shepherd Center board members engage in a variety of creative ways to help during the pandemic.

Meeting Patients' and Families' Spiritual Needs Chaplaincy has been part of Shepherd Center’s interdisciplinary approach to care since the hospital’s inception.

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.