Posted: Sep 16, 2011 11:23 AM by WBRZ staff
Updated: Sep 16, 2011 6:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Chico Garcia, a LSU assistant cheerleading coach paralyzed in a boating accident last month in Ascension Parish, is headed to Atlanta for specialized care.
Family members tell News 2 they believe the Shepherd Center, a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in spinal cord injury and brain injury, will help Chico walk again.
The Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.
Supporters were on hand at Baton Rouge Air Charter this morning cheering Chico on as he boarded his plane.
News 2's Mike Shingleton will have more tonight at 5 and 6 about Chico's journey.