This Website is for Taylor’s day to day positive news regarding her recovery from a cardiac arrest on February 22, 2014 after an exercise run in Boston where she goes to school. Since then, Taylor has received the best possible care in the world and has continually been surrounded by friends, family and super care givers.
Taylor's journey has taken her to different facilities as she progressed through each stage in her recovery. After her injury she was treated at Massachusetts General Hospital for five weeks where she was unconscious the majority of the time. The initial prognosis was Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) for the rest of her life. In spite of this Taylor rallied and became conscious for increasing periods starting around week four but had major difficulty controlling her body. Initially she could only stick out her tongue to communicate. She then went to Craig Hospital to start her rehabilitation, where she worked for three months getting to the point where she could almost walk. While there she had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator put into her chest to prevent any future incidents. From there she went back to Los Angeles to live at home and did outpatient therapy at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center where she got great care. She is now (one year in) receiving skilled nursing care a few times a week at Center for Neuro Skills and attending Santa Monica College in the Acquired Brain Injury Program.
Taylor then returned to MIT in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 where she took a reduced class load. She then took a year off to work some more on her physical skills and returned in Fall 2017 where she is taking a full time class load.
In addition to all the care mentioned above, she has the positive thoughts and love of her extended friends and family at MIT, LA and across the world. Let’s keep these positive thoughts going with this website.