The Taggart Family -- Life, Family and Friends

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

A Memorable Week before Memorial Day 5/27/07

This has been a challenging week for Joseph. Last week he felt crummy all week, fighting an infection. On Monday Gloria took him to the Emergency Room at LDS Hospital. He had an infection in his foot that had gone to the bone and threatened to go systemic. He had surgery on Wednesday and came home on Friday. He had a lot of visitors. . . most of the Hospital Staff are old buddies. He has such a remarkable attitude, he is somewhat of a legend. They treated him well but he still was glad to come home. He'll be on intravenous antibiotics for several weeks, but things are looking good. He's anxious to get back to class at the 'U'. Missing a week of classes in the shorted Summer Semester is not his idea of a good thing.

Tommorow is a holiday in the U.S., Memorial Day. We are trully grateful for those throughout the world who give of their time, talents and even their lives in defense of freedom.

The Jazz won game three of the NBA Western Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Dad and Joseph were grateful to be back home watching instead of watching on the little TV in the Hospital like we did for game two. Tomorrow is Game 4 in Salt Lake. GO JAZZ!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day and Jazz Victory - 5/13/07

All is well here, we had a great Mother's Day. Gloria is the Greatest Mom ever, as we all know(except except her of course). It's so fun watching her do the Grandma thing, she is such a natural. It's amazing to see all the lives that have been touched because of her mothering skills.

Okay this may be boring for those of you across the pond who don't get to watch NBA basket ball. . . okay for anyone outside Utah because NO ONE gets to watch the Jazz but us. They get little attention from anyone because of the tiny size of the Utah media market. All the sweeter when thy do well. Suddenly Golden State has gone from everyones favorite to win to "the underdogs". Joseph and his Dad have enjoyed time together all season when possible watching them play. They have shown great character. The last game in Utah was an amazing storyline. Sorry for going on. Read about the Jazz game at:

School starts tomorrow for Joseph and he is excited to get back after it.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

May Begins - 5/6/07

Early this morning at 1:02 AM plus three and a few hundredths of a second, the time read: 01:02:03:04 05/06/07. That won't happen again! (In Europe and other places in the world the abbreviation of todays date is 06/05/07. . . messes that up doesn't it? The spiffy time reading occurs on the 5th of June there.)

The Utah Jazz did it! Winning the first round of the NBA Playoffs in game 7 in Houston. What an exciting game. A real lesson in commitment, endurance and teamwork. It is amazing what can be accomplished by working together with everyone doing their part. They play the Golden State Warriors in round two beginning Monday night. GO JAZZ.

Early in the week Dad got the English Ivy planted on the new lattice work along the side fence of the back yard. It's cool if even for the name! The week ended with cool and rainy British weather to soak them well and make them feel at home.
Joseph finished his last final test of the Semester at the University of Utah this week. He really enjoyed his classes and did well. He picked up his books for Summer Semester and is ready to go back for more.

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