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Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster vocalist Dallas Taylor shares health update following ATV accident

February 21, 2017
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Current Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster vocalist and original Underoath frontman Dallas Taylor has given a health update following the serious injuries he received as a result of an ATV accident last August.

“I write all this to say I'm thankful for these times I'm able to focus on myself and becoming a better man,” Taylor says in his Facebook update. “I believe that everything happens for a reason and what doesn't destroy you only makes you stronger.”

Read his statement in full below.

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Taylor sustained serious injuries after an ATV crash this past August, where the Florida Highway Patrol found the four-wheeler on top of Dallas. Local news station WCJB reported that Taylor’s injuries were life threatening, with a severe brain injury and trauma to the carotid artery, and a GoFundMe was launched to support his medical bills.

“These are significant injuries, and life threatening injuries at that,” Dr. Scott Brakenridge, a trauma surgeon UF Health, told WCJB. “He also has multiple facial fractures, and a broken jaw, as well as he suffered fractures to his right forearm, and a pretty significant bruise to his lung.”

He reported updates to his health back in December, saying, “On August 2nd I had a four wheeler accident. I Broke every bone in my face. Cracked my skull. Have a brain injury and bleeding on my brain. My face came apart from my skull in two places,” in a post on Facebook.

His most recent update says that his jaw is still messed up, and he still lacks feeling on the right side of his face due to a stroke. However, he is remaining in positive spirits due to his faith. Read his full statement via Facebook below:

“Just a little update from me. I've been having major lower left side back pain which has pretty much left me in the bed for about 3 weeks. My jaw is still messed up, and my bladder doesn't work properly. My good eye is still not right with the no tears major dryness' and no tracking. My mouth is also continually major dry. I also have no feeling on the right side of my face due to the stroke and why I shaved (tired of having food in my beard haha). My new cool glasses haha are to protect me eye, and let me see a little better. I have also been going through some major unrelated life issues. I write all this to say I'm thankful for these times I'm able to focus on myself and becoming a better man. I believe that everything happens for a reason and what doesn't destroy you only makes you stronger. Know that all of you that are reading this, and if your having a hard time try to be still, and patient and use it as a time for God to strengthen you and make you stronger and let him keep your heart warm and happy. You are all beautiful people with a great purpose. Don't let your downfalls destroy you let them make you stronger and a better person in Jesus name.

“He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.”
Psalms 23:2-3 NLT”

AltPress sends our well wishes for a continued recovery.

Written by Maggie Dickman