August 24th, 2018 – Spurs Up!

From My Facebook Post:

Taylor Dorward Update: Spurs Up!

Taylor had a great night’s rest!! I know this is being repetitive but we don’t want to ignore how important it is and how much we appreciate his good nights rest!!

T & I started the day by talking about South Carolina Gamecocks Football. Only a week until Carolina Kick Off! We all wore our gamecock shirts today and can’t wait to enjoy the football season! By the way – we all wish the Gilbert Indians good luck tonight!! #GOGILBERT

Late yesterday he and I were talking about all the Facebook comments and greeting cards he gets in the mail. He took a moment to explain why he likes them so much. Jennifer reads him many (maybe all LOL) of the Facebook comments and he loves that! It is a nighttime routine and it helps him fall asleep because he feels so encouraged and loved! He also really likes the cards because he can touch them.. and he likes hearing where (and who) they are all from. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment and send cards! They mean so much to us, but even more to Taylor! ❤️

Today, while in the hallway, he asked about recording a message specifically about the cards (he received 20 or so just this week!). We paused during a walk today so I could record his message…from his heart… I left the bloopers in, well, just because I knew he would get a chuckle out of it when he listens to the video! LOL

If you would like to send a card or note to Taylor, here is a link for the address:

Also, here is a link for #PenniesForTaylor bracelets/wristbands – they are a little fundraiser to help us out and show your support for Taylor at the same time! Be sure to include your address please 😊

We received a bunch more this week so if you haven’t received yours yet, they are on the way! Email if you need help tracking down your wristbands.

Today was a great day full of fun/cool stuff that T loves doing – working out! He even went to the actual gym in the hospital and had some workout on the equipment! PENNY!

He rocked it on the treadmill too! Breaking his distance record!! PENNY!!!

We talked a lot about his vision today. Everyone, especially T, has that on their minds the most… including the therapy teams. We will continue to explore options while being patient and mindful of his other therapies, but … BUT… we did see some small improvements today again! He told us he was able to see his shoes… while standing up! That is pretty exciting for us to hear… it’s a little further away than usual so… He said he saw just the colors and blurry, but still, we will take every tiny little thing! PENNY!

It’s Friday, and the weekend is here! We will spend a lot of time resting, which is very important! I hope you have a great weekend! Find your pennies!! Rest! Prepare for next week and be safe! But most of all, be grateful for what you have, not what you don’t have!

Until tomorrow… WE LOVE YA’LL!!!


If you are on #twitter and want to share Taylor’s Journey with even more people, please follow: @Pennies_For_Tay

One of my goals through sharing the updates is to share T’s determination, spirit, and story, with as many people as possible! Not only to help him, but to help others too! Please join me in this effort! Share on Facebook and on Twitter

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