Project Rollway is an annual fashion show at Shepherd Center that features fashion modeling by teenage patients, former teenage patients and staff members. Donations to Project Rollway benefit Shepherd Center's adolescent rehabilitation programs, which focus on returning teenagers to the highest level of functioning and independence as possible.
Project Rollway Models
Alex is 19 years old and graduated high school in May 2020. On August 13, 2020, shortly before beginning college, he was in a jet ski accident. Alex played basketball his entire life, and it has always been one of his biggest passions. He remains very into physical fitness, including running, cardio, weightlifting and yoga. He has been 100% focused on rehab since he got home from Shepherd Pathways in November 2020. He plans to attend Clemson University in January 2022.
Alexis was injured on July 18, 2020, while competing with her horse, Charisma. Landing partially on top of Alexis, Charisma sadly passed away after sustaining a broken neck. Alexis broke her spine at the T6 and T7 levels and had no movement or feeling from the belly button down for more than two weeks. Ten months later, she is walking without any assistive devices. She has since resumed horseback riding, and her goal now is to run and jump again so she can play soccer.
Austin is 17 years old and was in a diving accident on May 15, 2020. Between inpatient rehabilitation and Day Program, he was at Shepherd Center for six months. Austin enjoys messing with cars and hanging out with friends. He plans on going to Clemson University to major in aerospace engineering. Austin is so thankful that a place like Shepherd exists and that he was blessed with all the wonderful people he has met.
Avery is 17 years old and from Winter Park, Florida. She is a rising senior at Bishop Moore Catholic High School. On July 22, 2020, Avery was hit by a drunk driver and was dragged underneath the car for 450 feet. Avery sustained a traumatic brain injury, burns to 35% of her body and multiple orthopedic and internal injuries. She loves cheer, her friends, music and her phone! She is hoping to attend Florida State University and cheer on their all-girl competitive team.
Ethan came to Shepherd Center for brain injury rehabilitation after hydroplaning and getting in a car crash. Described as a great leader and very social, he is in the top 10 of his high school class and hopes to go to UNC in the fall of 2022 to major in statistics and minor in economics. He likes running, especially cross country. He also used to swim, wrestle and play baseball. Ethan is very appreciative for all the help and support of everyone at Shepherd Center and is now back to driving, going to school, working and doing his favorite sport with friends.
Eden was a freshman at Florida State University when she was hurt diving off a boat into a sandbar last fall. She is currently doing online school and planning on returning to Florida State in 2022 to pursue a degree in rehabilitation psychology. She is active in her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and she loves music festivals and hanging out with friends.
Holden is 17 years old and will be a senior in high school next year. On July 31, 2020, Holden was in a four-wheeler accident at his family’s farm, where he broke his neck at the C5 through C7 level. Holden likes to watch movies, loves basketball, plays 2k on his Xbox, and hangs out with his friends. He made many close friendships during his stay at Shepherd Center, and they all keep in touch. He is currently back at Shepherd Center in the Day Program, working hard towards his goal of getting into a manual wheelchair.
Jermy is 20 years old and from Snellville, Georgia. He loves to spend time with his friends and family, and he loves to go outdoors to explore and have fun. Back in April, he was hit by a car at night around 9 p.m., and because of that his right leg as well as his whole right side of his body has been affected.
Jonathan Horna is 21 years old and was born and raised in Georgia. He is a third year pre-med student at Georgia State University. Before his injury, he spent his time playing soccer for GSU, along with working in his dad’s company, singing church choir, volunteering and teaching kids about the Bible. One of his greatest assets is that he is always willing to help his friends and family with whatever they need. After leaving Shepherd, he plans to go back to school to finish his degree, return to singing and teaching kids in his church and lastly, work on getting a prosthetic leg in order to get back on his feet.
Jordan is 20 years old and a third-year computer engineering student at Georgia Tech. Jordan is a member of the Georgia Tech Cheer Team and was injured on April 20, 2020, while practicing tumbling. Initially paralyzed from the shoulders down, Jordan spent two-and-a-half months in inpatient rehabilitation at Shepherd Center, followed by two months in Day Program and five months in Beyond Therapy®. He returned to school this past spring and has been doing everything unassisted since January. He plans to get his master’s degree in computer engineering and move out to California to work in Silicon Valley.
Jordynn is 16 years old and was involved in a pedestrian motor vehicle accident in March 2021. Described as a “total diva” with “impeccable style,” Jordynn enjoys singing and dancing, drawing, painting and watching Broadway shows. She is going into 11th grade and is on track to graduate with her current high school class. Jordynn wants to study to become a registered nurse.
Kayleigh is 17 years old and was at Shepherd Center from January 2020 through April 2020 after a car accident in December 2019. Kayleigh is a junior in high school now. She is working hard to finish high school to go to cosmetology school, after which she plans to attend aesthetician school.
Kristyn “Dani” Bobbitt
Dani is 22 years old and was diagnosed with transverse myelitis in March 2021. She loves art, being out on the water and spending time with her friends and family. Dani is currently studying at Bevill State Community College to obtain a business degree. She hopes to become a graphic designer.
Levi is 15 years old and was in a four-wheeler accident on November 16, 2019, where he sustained a traumatic brain injury. Levi has always loved hunting, fishing and playing sports. He is very caring, loving and funny. Levi’s favorite foods are pretty much everything! His favorite word is “HEY,” and he enjoys dancing, rapping and going to softball games to support his girls. Levi is extremely grateful for all the doctors, nurses, therapists, aides and assistants who helped him recover during his stay at Shepherd Center, as well as Shepherd Pathways!
Micah Brooks Micah is 18 years old and just graduated from high school. He was involved in a four-wheeler accident in April 2021. Micah loves music and sports, including football, basketball and baseball. He plans on attending college for aviation science, and he dreams of becoming a pilot one day.
Mya is a 21-year-old recent graduate of Georgia State University. She was preparing for law school when she was in a car accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury. She lost her memory and still has trouble with that. She has had to learn how to walk, talk and write again, but she believes you need to maintain a positive outlook on life. She believes that you can still stay on the same path as what you wanted to do before your injury, and you just might have to work harder. She believes a brain injury is not going to stop her from doing anything.
Parker Zayne Boone is a 16-year-old from Rickman, Tennessee. He attends Upper Cumberland Christian Academy. He is a former dirt bike racer. He enjoys being outside on the farm and now riding his Razor with hand controls in the mountains of Tennessee. #BOONE88STRONG
Raven just graduated from Harris County High School (Class of 2021!). She loves to travel, do new things and cook. She has a nine-year-old sister who looks exactly like her. She has a cat named Scrumptious who is like her child. Raven likes to eat a huge bowl of ice cream almost every day.
Summer sustained a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car while crossing the street in downtown Milledgeville, Georgia, last fall. She was a senior at Georgia College and State University, majoring in public health. Summer was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She loves helping people, animals and hanging out with friends. Summer is from Fayetteville, Georgia, and was adopted when she was in the fifth grade.
Project Rollway Designers
Megan Huntz makes a women’s ready-to-wear collection built on the belief that elegance can be an everyday practice. A proud champion of the Slow Fashion movement, all of her apparel is made ethically and locally in Atlanta. As a southern woman, Huntz's collection shows a special admiration for a great party dress. Known for its clean lines yet undeniable feminine touch, the line has become a favorite of creative women, of all ages and all backgrounds. In September of 2018, she opened her flagship shop, located in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta.
THE LONDON TRADING COMPANY
The London Trading Company (LTC) was established in Buckinghamshire, England in 1996 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 2003. LTC’s locations are situation in the heart of Buckhead offering a variety of the finest available clothing, accessories, and gifts from around the world.
Elk Head Clothing is the new rugged, refined style whose inspiration began outdoors. Founder and designer Garrett Hilgendorf was on a hunting trip and he managed to shoot an elk. We know what you’re thinking, how does a massive beast inspire an entire clothing company? Well, the devil is in the details.
We’re in business to save our home planet. At Patagonia, we appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. We aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imaginations—to do something about it.
Thank You to Our Talented Vendors for 2021!
- Hair/Makeup: Van Michael Salon
- Photography: Drew Oswald Photography, Cory Witt, Indigo Photographers
- Entertainment: Jewels Beats
- Audiovisual: Atlanta Sound and Light
- Logo: Austin Jones Design
About Shepherd Center’s Adolescent Program
Adolescents who sustain life-altering injuries have developmental and emotional needs that are different from adults. The adolescent program focuses on helping these individuals return to a healthy lifestyle with the highest possible level of function and independence. Shepherd Center has more experience treating teenagers with these kinds of injuries than general rehabilitation facilities.