Faith Factor: Play4Tay to benefit Taylor Fiddyment and family |

Faith Factor: Play4Tay to benefit Taylor Fiddyment and family

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; On Memorial Day weekend, 17-year-old Taylor Fiddyment went camping with friends. While she was riding her quad she had an accident. The quad rolled over onto her back and damaged her spine. She was immediately transported to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev. Back surgery was performed the next day and she is currently in a back cast and doctors do not expect her to walk again. After two weeks at Renown, Taylor was transferred to Shrinerandamp;#8217;s Childrenandamp;#8217;s Hospital for rehabilitation. There, Taylor went through exhausting physical therapy and rehabilitation learning how to get herself out of bed, get in and out of her wheel chair and maneuver with her new andamp;#8220;wheels.andamp;#8221;Taylor returned home July 5 and will return to Shrinerandamp;#8217;s in Sacramento for additional rehab.Admission, food, raffle and silent auction proceeds at the Play 4 Tay benefit will help raise funds for equipment insurance will not cover, including but not limited to an electrical stimulation bicycle, standing frame, and hand-control adaptation device for automobile operation. Any additional funds will be placed in an account for any future medical or rehabilitation equipment that may come up in the future. How can you help?The Fiddyments have lived in Truckee for 25 years. This accident has taken a toll on the family both emotionally and financially. Taylor wants, more than anything, to live life at its fullest and would like everyone to know she has not given up hope someday she will walk again. An African proverb says, andamp;#8220;It takes a village to raise a family.andamp;#8221; Together our Truckee community can make a substantial improvement in Taylorandamp;#8217;s life. Together we can raise up the Fiddyment family; Together we can make a difference!What you can do: Buy a ticket at the Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park Districtandamp;#8217;s Recreation Center and attend Play4Tay Sept. 11; make a tax deductible donation for the silent auction (call Noel Trim at 530-308-3566 or e-mail, donations needed by Wednesday, Sept. 7; make a tax deductible cash donation (check made to Tahoe Forest Church with Taylor Fiddyment on the andamp;#8220;memoandamp;#8221; line of your check).andamp;#8212; Submitted to

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