On April 13th, the life of our son, brother and friend Saumel Taylor was almost snatched away from us when he went to visit a longtime friend in the Flemingdon Park area of Toronto, Ontario. On behalf of family and friends, we decided to set up this fundraising campaign due to the increasing costs of his ongoing rehabilitation.
During that evening Samuel was shot nine times by some unknown assailants he himself did not recognize. He fought for his life on the way to the hospital with his heart stopping twice and having both his lungs pierced by bullets. He underwent numerous surgeries and we're glad to say he is making a full recovery. Unfortunately, some bullets pierced his right shoulder and left leg and suffered some nerve damage in these areas. Samuel currently walks with a cane, can barely lift his arm and needs assistance with most trivial of things he loves doing.
Samuel Taylor was born in Toronto but was raised his entire life in the Durham region area. He comes from a church-going family of eight. Samuel loves to watch crime tv shows like Criminal Minds and enjoys Sci-Fi ones like Marvel as well. He is also a serious movie buff, with his favourite genre being Action and Kung-Fu. Samuel is also a loveable guy who enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He has always been a law-abiding citizen, and has never had any trouble with the law.
Samuel is lucky and blessed to be alive. We believe God came through for him and saved him because this situation could have definitely been worse. The two month has been hard on this family financially. We’ve had to support all of Samuel’s expenses (Car payments, insurance, phone bills etc…) while at the same time taking off work to visit and be with him. At the behest of numerous amounts of people who asked if he needed financial help we decided to set this fund up for anyone to donate what they can.
For anyone who donates, THANK YOU SO MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!! If you can’t donate, your PRAYERS are just as valued.
Thank you again, and God bless,
- Jay G
- Margaret Malcolm
- Gillian Taylor
- Shynessa Williams
Organizer and beneficiary
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