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Reported by Justin Hanson

Injured police chief heads to Atlanta’s Shepherd Center

Somerville Police Chief Kenny Feathers and his wife Tina embarked on yet another journey this week on Kenny's road to recovery.

"This is an answer to prayer," Tina said Friday.

For the next six weeks, the couple will be at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a hospital that specialized in treating patients with brain and spinal cord injuries.

"I told him, 'We're going to Shepherd, isn't that a good thing?' He actually gave me a nod, and so that's something new," Tina said.

Just two months ago, the well known cop was wrestling in a charity event when he fell, causing a tear on his brain. Many questioned whether Feathers would live or die.

"How quickly you can go from being a totally healthy 47-year-old police chief to he may not live?," Tina asked.

Even though Kenny can't talk, his condition continues to improve. 

"He's looking around. He'll follow you, he will lift up his chin, and he will scratch his nose," Tina said.

She has tried to prepare her husband for an intense few weeks of treatment.

"I think they're going to work him from sun up to sun down, but that's what he's used to," she said. "He's always been up for a challenge, and I think he's got his hands full this time."

Feathers said she can't wait to see Kenny's progress.

"I'm excited. I'm the little boy on the Disney commercial - I'm too excited to sleep," she said.

Tina Feathers plans to stay in Atlanta during the entire six weeks of her husband's treatment, which is set to begin Saturday.

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