Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Devon Gales shocked by the Human Jukebox playing and Southern University cheerleaders, supporters and family greeting him as he gets off the plane at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Two years after suffering a paralyzing cervical spine injury, former Southern football player Devon Gales posted a video of himself walking during therapy.

"I'm on the way!!" Gales said in a tweet posted Thursday afternoon.

Gales was injured in a game against Georgia on Sept. 26, 2015. Since then, he has spent the majority of his time rehabilitating at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, where he lives with his stepmother, Tish, and his sister, Teah.

Georgia has adopted Gales as an honorary "Dawg," and in February, announced a campaign to raise $500,000 to build the Gales family a new, accessible home, a drive it is calling “Build a Dawg a House.”

Also in February, Gales was part of a ceremony during halftime of the Georgia-LSU basketball game where Georgia received the NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Award for its first-response treatment and continued support for Gales.


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