My name is Seth Johnson and a brother of Phi Kappa Psi at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and I have created this page in order to help Taylor, our brother in need. On Saturday, July 18th, Taylor Janssen dove to get a volleyball off his pontoon boat on Lake Sherwood into shallow water and broke his neck at the C5 vertebrae. Taylor is currently in intensive care at U of M Hospital, paralyzed but with full mental capacity.
For those who know Taylor, he is a one of a kind kid. From his father, Mark: "Taylor, who came into this world 3 plus months premature, has always been a fighter. Also, as his mother would say: he is a Janssen and Janssens do not give up."
Taylor is one of those guys that is always willing to help anyone in need, so we, the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi Michigan Alpha, have decided that it’s time to help our brother Taylor in his time of need. Our love and support will go a long way in aiding Taylor's recovery. With your support, we can raise money to make Taylor's hospital stay more comfortable, as well as provide him with the best care possible during his rehabilitation process.
With the outpouring of support seen so far, the goal has been raised to $175,000 and we hope this is just the beginning. All proceeds that do not go towards Taylor's rehab and hospital bills will be donated to the Kathy A. Janssen Foundation, a memorial foundation set up in the loving memory of Taylor's mother to provide financial assistance to causes that captivated Kathy during her life. For more information on that cause, follow this link: Kathy A Janssen Foundation. The entirety of the funds raised during this campaign will be given to the Janssen family and they will decide how to use the donations in order to best help Taylor.