September 14, 2012

Good Morning:

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for Devon Walker that has come from around the campus, community and country.

Devon's accident has motivated people everywhere to find ways to assist him and his family through their messages, donations and creative ideas. For example, Tulane seniors Brad Girson and Jesse Schwartz are selling T-shirts and wristbands they designed themselves to benefit the Devon Walker Fund. Shirts can be purchased online, at the bookstore and at the Tulane Team Shop in the Wilson Center. Proceeds from these sales will be donated to a fund established in Devon's name.

Tulane's Undergraduate Student Government will host "Green Out for Devon," a rally to show support and raise funds for Devon and his family today at 6:30 p.m. at Gorson Porch on the LBC Quad.

Tulane Athletics Director Rick Dickson was with Devon in Tulsa from the moment of the accident until late this week. When Rick left Devon and his family at St. Francis Hospital, he immediately sent a staff member to Tulsa who will continue to assist the family. Tulane and the wider community will continue to do whatever they can to support Devon and his family as he recovers.

Among the many prayers, well-wishes and concern expressed for Devon from around the country, is this message from Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott.

We join Ronnie and everyone who is supporting and praying for Devon in the belief that he will indeed "continue to see his greatness." And we are all honored and awed to witness Devon's remarkable courage, strength and spirit.


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