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Recovering teen gets signed picture from President Trump

Wyatt received a picture and note from President Trump on Sunday Wyatt received a picture and note from President Trump on Sunday | 

Marian Camacho
January 08, 2018 11:58 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – If you’ve been following the story of 14-year-old Wyatt Taylor at all, you already know he is a strong teenager. 


In mid-December, the young volunteer firefighter from La Cueva, New Mexico crashed his ATV only to be pinned underneath the machine for nearly 30-minutes. Taylor was able to free himself and hike to the nearest home for help.

Taylor was airlifted to UNM Hospital and has been there since with family and friends by his side as he undergoes multiple surgeries and faces months of recovery.

Since then, New Mexicans and people across the country have stepped to help Taylor and his family and just yesterday, Wyatt received an autographed picture from the President himself.

On the photograph, President Trump wrote, “You are a true hero and servant. Remember that the work you do as a firefighter or anything you do in life, that you are working for the Lord.”

Wyatt’s road to recovery is a lengthy one.  Today he will undergo the first of three planned surgeries on his eye. Doctors will be working hard to begin the repair on Wyatt’s eyelid and explore the eye itself for function and damage.  They will also check his arm and face grafts, perform wound cleaning and change bandages.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Wyatt and his family. So far, the page has received more than $33,000 in donations.


Marian Camacho

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