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Thursday April 14, 2011

Today’s update on Georgia baseball player Jonathan Taylor is about as good as it can be under the circumstances. Though Taylor, injured during an on-field collision on March 6th, still “has no feeling in his legs or his fingers,” he no longer requires a ventilator and has some use of upper extremities. He’s able to use a manual wheelchair (for very short amounts of time) which is another sign of progress.

Though there are never any guarantees, the fact that Taylor’s spinal cord was bruised and not completely severed leaves hope for further improvement throughout his body. His doctors caution us that “a majority of people with his injury don’t walk,” but some do. Because each injury is different, the range of possible outcomes go from his present state to regaining use of his legs and walking again. He’s already past the worst case which would have required continued use of the ventilator and an electric wheelchair.

Taylor’s road back remains tough day to day, but he and his support group have to be encouraged by the progress so far. He remains close to his teammates and will need that strong support system to work through the pain and frustration during the long recovery process. He’ll continue to need your prayers and support. You can also help by donating to the fund that has been established to offset his medical expenses.

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  • I don’t mean to sound uncaring but does the UGAA have insurance for athletes? And if so why would a fund need to be set up?