This is Taylor Kirkpatrick, he has been along time friend of mine dating back since we were kids. We met at a camp for cancer patients back in 2004. Unfortunately he is still fighting his disease Langerhans Histiosytosis a very hard disease to treat and it is vicious. He has a very hard time communicating he cannot talk and also cannot move that well but he can communicate with his eyes using eye tracking. The thing about Taylor is he is the funniest guy I have ever met, he is always joking around with everyone his humor I admire so much because in any kind of situation especially like his, it just shows you that you have to be happy in anyone kind of situation in life. People don’t normally see amazing people like Taylor and they absolutely need too because he is the definition of life and what it means to live and be happy even when he is sad he makes the people around him so happy and laugh. Life is about taking the negative and turning it into a positive people, especially kids with cancer will show you that. Taylor stares death in the face and laughs at him because only Taylor decides his fate and he knows that.
Him and his mom drive 2-3 hours from Tyler Texas to get his treatment at Texas children’s hospital in Houston Texas almost every weekend. It’s amazing how strong these people are and how happy they are, it’s a really bad situation no doubt but even in a life with cancer, disease, and serious medical issues, it’s natural to adapt to the most positive things in the situation and Taylor has it down to a science only he knows and only he can understand because in ANY situation there is positive and negative, cause and effect is how it works. Taylor goes through a lot and it’s really hard for him but he knows deep inside that God is always watching over him and God will take care of him. I learned from Taylor that when life has you down, you really can get back up no matter how strong it hits you can get back up and you can get through anything as long as you have the right attitude. He is solider of life, a warrior of life who will never quit as long as he has God on his side, You are a huge inspiration to me and will be to other people once they read this,because your story is nothing less than amazing.