On march 30th, Michael Taylor was playing outside with his boys. At first he thought he had pulled something in his left shoulder but then he also broke out in a bad sweat. This prompted his dad to call 911. On the way to the hospital, they proceeded to tell Michael that he was having a Major Heart Attack. Turns out that his right coronary artery was 100% blocked & as a result, they put a stint in. He spent 5 days in CCU before being released to go home.
A short 2 weeks later, his chest started bothering him once again. After driving himself to the hospital, he was told that he was having yet another heart attack. He was sent in to have another cardiac catheterization done to his arm in order to see what was going on. Since having this done, his cardiologist has places him into cardiac rehab at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, North Carolina. The program they have him on will last him 12 weeks. In the beginning, they were trying to push him so that he would be able to return to work after 2 weeks. However, it appears that he is carrying fluid on his legs due to poor circulation & he was placed back in the hospital.
At the young age of 28, he is in the beginning stages of congestive heart failure. Only half of his heart is working & a great deal of damage was done as a result of the heart attack(s). This leaves the doctors unsure of when he will be able to return to work. In the mean time, his wife (my best friend) is working 6 and 7 day weeks to support them & their two kids.
In response to everything that has been going on, the family of Michael & Casey are asking that anyone who wishes to donate, do so via Paypal using the below button.