Nov. 19, 2009
Medical Update for Chance
Veazey of Georgia
Georgia freshman infielder Chance Veazey is
paralyzed from the waist down after a motor vehicle accident on
Dr. Donald Peck Leslie, medical director of
Shepherd Center in Atlanta, one of the nation’s leading
facilities specializing in medical treatment, research and
rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries, gave a
medical update on Veazey. Dr. Lesile said that Veazey suffered a
spinal cord injury in his lower middle back. His upper
extremities are fine and he is breathing on his own, but
currently there is paralysis from the waist down.
Veazey will be able to go home for a day for
Thanksgiving, Dr. Leslie said. Veazey’s goal is to be in the Day
Program by mid-to-late December. Veazey would live in the
Woodruff Family Residence Center located next to the Shepherd
Center, and each day would come over and continue his therapy.
In lieu of flowers and food, the family has set
up a “Prayers for Chance” fund to help offset medical expenses
through Athens First Bank and Trust Company (AFB&T). Donations
may be sent to AFB&T, attn. Phil Bettendorf, Senior Vice
President, P.O. Box 1747, Athens, Ga., 30603.
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