Community Supports Athlete Paralyzed During Scrimmage

Posted: 5:31 PM, Aug 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-12 23:04:02-05
Community Supports Athlete Paralyzed During Scrimmage

A community is working to help the family of a high school athlete who was paralyzed after a football scrimmage ten days ago. 

A gofundme account was set up for Jefferey Cox, as well as a Meal Train, which will help the family not have to worry about grocery trips or cooking meals.

The Houston County High football player suffered a spinal injury and has no movement below the neck. It's unclear how long he'll be hospitalized.

A benefit dinner will be held for the Cox family August 25 at Erin Town Square.

The community also rallied behind him a couple months later by sending him birthday cards for his 18th birthday.

If you'd like to send Jeffery a card, you can use the following address:

Shepherd Center C/O
Jefferey Cox Room 428

2020 Peachtree road, nw 
Atlanta, Georgia 30309