A motorcycle accident on August 29, 2013, altered the course of Taylor Graham’s life. Cresting a hill on his bike, Taylor was surprised to see a van with no working tail lights. He quickly jammed on the brakes, causing his bike to skid 100 feet. Taylor went airborne and hit the van head first. His spinal cord was severely damaged, resulting in paralysis from the chest down.
At Madonna, Taylor is turning his life around. The 20-year-old traded his need for speed and substance abuse into regaining his independence. “I have a family at Madonna supporting me – you feel it,” said Taylor. The Ekso GT, a computerized bionic suit, is improving Taylor’s balance and strengthening his leg muscles. He recently celebrated walking 350 feet with two canes.
Taylor is ranked #1 in the Quad A wheelchair division of the United States Tennis Association. He has a deep appreciation for life. Taylor values his family and friends and his strong faith.
“God blessed me with the miracle of living, so I'm okay with any outcome” said Taylor. “I just want to pay it forward.”