ATHENS-------- University of Georgia football player David Jacobs, who suffered a stroke two weeks ago, was transferred Thursday from Emory University Hospital to the Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, a rehabilitation hospital in Atlanta which specializes in stroke rehabilitation.
At Emory, he will undergo intensive rehabilitation with physical, occupational, speech, and recreation therapists.
"Emory is an outstanding rehabilitation center and will provide David with the care and support he needs in order to achieve the best possible recovery," said UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson.
At the request of numerous donors, the Georgia Athletic Association has established a fund to assist Jacobs.
According to Courson, the 'David Jacobs Account' has been established to cover any additional needs or expenses Jacobs may require long-term which may not be addressed by catastrophic insurance.
"This account was inspired by the generosity of many individuals who contacted the Athletic Association," said Courson. "We've been amazed with the number of cards, letters, and phone calls from across the country expressing their thoughts and prayers and individual best wishes for David."
Donations may be made to the David Jacobs Account through the First American Bank and Trust, 300 College Ave., Athens, Ga. 30601. Additionally, donations will be accepted by UGA student-athletes and Georgia Girls at each of the Sanford Stadium gates prior to this week's football game with Houston.
Cards and letters may be sent to David Jacobs at the Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, 1441 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322.