Taylor was diagnosed with a benign tumor on her spinal cord when she was 3 years old. The tumor was causing her spinal cord to be tethered; without surgery she would be paralyzed from her waist down. Her parents turned to an “amazing” pediatric neurosurgeon at Children’s National Medical Center to remove the tumor and detether her cord.
Although Taylor lost some function in her right leg as well as in her bowel and bladder, her can-do-anything attitude keeps her busy splashing in the pool and playing outside with her twin sisters, Erin and Jade. Although her cord could continue to become retethered until she is done growing, Taylor’s positive attitude remains an inspiration to everyone around her.
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