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Message from Devon - December 17, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Devon celebrated his 22nd birthday along with some special friends.  New Orleans Saints players and coaches visited Devon at his rehab facility and spent time talking and joking with No. 18.  Drew Brees, Joe Vitt, Jonathan Vilma, Pierre Thomas, Roman Harper, Malcolm Jenkins, Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Will Smith and Zach Strief were among the visitors.

In the three months since his injury, Devon has worked very hard at his recovery, with his family by his side every step of the way. As a result of his injury, Devon is not yet mobile, but each day he continues the fight to get better.

Despite the fact that his recovery is ongoing, Devon will be home for the holidays. 

Devon and his family are deeply appreciative for all the kind words, prayers, gifts and donations that they have received, a sentiment that Devon wants to convey personally to all of his friends and supporters:

“I am so happy to be going home where I can reunite with my family and friends.  My family and I are very grateful for the support we continue to receive.  Some days, when I think that I just can't do this anymore, remembering my many friends and supporters (both old and new) who are praying for me gives me the strength to go on.  I know that my fight is just beginning.  Please continue to pray for my recovery. Thank you very much.”—Devon Walker

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