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Southern's Devon Gales receives donation from Central

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CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) -

A big donation was made Tuesday night to an injured Southern wide receiver from his hometown of Central.

The city donated more than $20,000 to Devon Gales. His father was on hand to accept the money.

Gales suffered a severe spinal injury in Southern's football game against Georgia on September 26.

Gales continues his rehab in recovery in Atlanta at Shepard Center. A new improvement reported Tuesday as Devon was able to feel his knee for the first time since the accident. 

A fund was set up by the Southern University System to assist the family financially with travel and other expenses accrued while Devon is being treated in Georgia.

Donations can be made online at the Devon Gales Fund website or mailed to the following address:

Southern University System Foundation
c/o Devon Gales Fund
PO Box 9562
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

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