John Taylor of Baltimore always fought for his little girl. Even at his worst, laying in a hospital bed and hooked up to machines, he continued to be her champion. “The very next month they didn't think he was going to live and saw my dad fight back 4 separate times," said Jaki Taylor.
It was a brutal attack when he was 90 years old that brought him there. A surveillance camera captured the crime at the hands of his unlicensed care taker, Anastacia Oluoch - who has since fled the Country. “At times I would think back to the whole Anastacia thing, I would think on it for just a short period of time and it would make me angry all over again." Instead, Taylor is using that energy to fight for her father; just as he did for her as a child and continued to do until he took his last breath Tuesday morning, February 10, 2009 He was 92 years old. “To see an older person be relentless in his fight for life just had made me more determined in my fight for justice on his behalf."
Taylor has created a website detailing her father's story and proposed legislation calling for harsher punishments for elder abuse. She's heading to Annapolis February 26th, bringing with her the spirit of her fighting father. “I hope I can make it through the testimony to be honest with you but I'll carry him with me, and he'll be in my heart,” she said.
Taylor has set up a fundraising campaign in her father’s name. To donate or learn more click on the link provided and look under Carepaign for Change.
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