A ‘miracle child’ is going home for Christmas

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Doctors say a six-year-old boy can call himself a miracle.

On September 20, Taylor Sanders, his mom, and younger brother were in a severe car accident on Highway 200 in Baker County.

Taylor’s mother, Wendy Sanders, says she isn’t exactly sure what caused the injuries, but she believes the seat-belt around his waist is to blame.  Taylor had multiple organ failure.

“EMS made the quick decision to send him to Children’s Hospital instead of Atlanta, because of how severe the injuries were,” Wendy said. “I am so glad he was sent here because the people here have shown so much care and love towards Taylor and our family.”

During his three-month stay at Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health in Macon, Taylor had several surgeries.  He’s expected to go home on Friday.  Taylor’s father says, family was one of his best medicines that helped him survive.

“I never left his side,” Taylor’s father, Don Sanders said.

“His chance of survival was very slim, and almost each day we thought he wasn’t going to make it,” Taylor’s surgeon Dr. Long said. “He ended up losing a kidney and faced a tough uphill battle.”

Wednesday’s celebration was themed after Taylor’s favorite heroes, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

“His favorite Ninja Turtle is Raphael,” Wendy said.

Cake was served in Taylor’s honor and many of his doctors, nurses, clinicians, pharmacists, and laboratory/blood bank staff attended the special event.

Doctors say Taylor will require more surgeries in the future.

“It truly is a blessing for him to still be alive, and this is the best Christmas present we could have ever gotten,” Wendy said.

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