October 17, 2012 4:20 PM
Devon Walker continues his recovery efforts at a comprehensive in-patient rehabilitation center, where he arrived on Sept. 18.
Tulane Athletics received this update from the Walker family today (Oct. 17). Meanwhile, the family continues to ask for privacy and does not wish to disclose the location of the rehab facility.
Statement from Tulane senior safety Devon Walker:
"Thank you everyone for your prayers and well-wishes. This has been so hard on my family and friends. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for your generosity and support. I especially want to thank everyone who sent cards and letters. I read each and every one. They give me the inspiration to keep on pushing. Your words of encouragement are helping me so much. Thank you also to those who organize, attend and contribute in countless ways to the many fundraisers being held in my honor. I am truly blessed. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers." — Love You All, Devon Walker, No. 18
Statement from the Walker Family:
"Devon is in good spirits and getting stronger every day. His days are filled with classes to educate him on his injury and the effect it has on his body, as well as therapy, therapy, and more therapy. He went outside into the garden recently and felt the sun; that was the best therapy of all! His spirits are high and he's moving full speed ahead. Thanks to all of you who have reached out to inspire him with your personal stories of success after similar injuries. Please continue to pray for God's guidance as his physicians and healthcare professionals work toward his recovery." — The Walker family
Tulane University continues to honor Walker with a "Support for Devon Walker" website.
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