It's been six years now since Taylor's accident. He was celebrating his 19th birthday with several friends while camping at the “Cinders” near Flagstaff Arizona, took his quad for a ride, and in the darkness veered off the gravel road and struck a tree.
Taylor sustained many serious injuries to his chest and head including skull fractures, facial fractures, broken ribs and punctured lungs. He was helicoptered via Life Flight to Flagstaff Medical Center where he spent two weeks in Trauma ICU.
He was then transferred via helicopter to St. Joseph’s Hospital / Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, where he spent the better part of one year in Neuro ICU, during which time he endured several neurosurgical and facial reconstructive surgeries.
Throughout the on-going recovery process, Taylor has exceeded all expectations of physicians and therapists. He has never given up, or even slowed down, and continues to be a shining example of how Faith, tenacity, positive attitude, humor and creativity are tantamount to overcoming even the most harrowing of obstacles.
Taylor’s physical fitness is easy to see at first glance these days, with his 6’1” and solid 180-pound frame. You will also notice he walks with a white-cane, as he is now legally blind as a result of his injuries.
Feel free to email Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. He uses both keyboarding and voice recognition software to correspond. It may take a few days to respond because of his rigorous schedule with adjustment to blindness training and therapies, but at least once a week there is time set aside for correspondence.
Taylor is now living in Minneapolis Minnesota with his two Border Collies and his mom.
In the Presence of God – there is a fullness of Joy!