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Dear Family and Friends,
If you are looking for a way to support my brother Brandon Taylor after his motorcycle accident in San Luis Obispo on August 27th, please consider donating here to his recovery. Donations will go directly to Brandon to cover his medical bills.
Although he was wearing a full helmet and protective gear, Brandon sustained a fractured neck, dislocated shoulder, and nerve damage to his right eye (among other injuries). Before he was put under an induced coma for the first few days, he thankfully showed signs of movement in his arms and legs. Although he is still unable to speak, Brandon has been able to identify our parents and his girlfriend Shannon. About a week after his accident, the swelling in his brain has been gradually going down. And since he injured the right side of his brain, the right side of his body has been stronger than his left side. He had a few bad days recently and is still not able to swallow food or liquids, but just recently he was able to walk a few feet from his hospital bed with his doctor's assistance. As of September 10th, Brandon was transferred via ambulance to an extensive rehabilitation center near our parents. Although it will be a long road ahead, we are hoping for his full recovery.
Also, my mom and I will be posting occasional updates on Brandon's status. So please be sure to add yourself as a follower or simply click on the Updates tab above.
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank each and every donor here for your heartfelt support. Your loving thoughts and prayers are exactly what we need during this difficult time.
We love you, Brandon!!!
- Krystal Hargis
- Rita Taylor
- Shannon Gilliam
Happy HolidaysUpdate posted by Shannon Gilliam at 08:33 pm
Hello everyone! This message comes from Brandon! First off, I want to thank each and everyone of you for donating towards my recovery and keeping me in your thoughts. It is greatly appreciated!!! As the year comes to an end, I will be finishing up my last week at CNS.. . . . .
October 12, 2015Update posted by Shannon Gilliam at 02:27 pm
This last week Brandon entered the next stage of recovery. He was discharged from Los Robles and is now attending CNS (Center for Neuro Skills) in Encino. There he will be going through an intensive program that will challenge him and push him to his recovery. Although, he is living. . . . .
One MonthUpdate posted by Shannon Gilliam at 10:41 pm
It has been a month since the accident and Brandon just keeps improving every day. This last week he has been eating regular scheduled meals. A few of his requests have been In n Out and pizza. He is now talking up a storm and cracking jokes left and right.. . . . .
Sept 21st Brandon's DayUpdate posted by Rita Taylor at 05:15 am
Sept 21st Brandon is doing better and growing stronger each day. He is working very hard with his therapists because as he says "I want to go home". For dinner Brandon had his first regular meal with all the fixings after passing his swallow test performed earlier today. His Dad. . . . .
UPDATE as of September 17th, 2015Update posted by Krystal Hargis at 02:27 am
First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generous support so far. Every time I receive an email notification that Brandon received a donation, it is truly hard not to get a little emotional. As my mom has been very busy managing Brandon's. . . . .
UPDATE as of September 13, 2015 & Quick Note to VisitorsUpdate posted by Krystal Hargis at 03:58 am
My husband Dan and I went to visit Brandon in the rehab center today along with my parents. For the past two days, he has been able to crunch on some ice chips that are being hand fed to him. Although he cannot communicate much, Brandon was able to verbally. . . . .