Symphonies of Sickness

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster’s Dallas Taylor Offers Health Update After ATV Accident

Photo taken in December, 2016
Photo taken in December, 2016

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster frontman Dallas Taylor was in a horrific ATV accident last August near his home in Ocala, FL, leaving him with a long list of serious injuries including brain damage, loss of sight and hearing, lung injury, several broken bones (including his skull and jaw) and more. An update Dallas posted around Christmas detailing his condition is difficult to get through, although so far he’s displayed a remarkable positivity through it all (at least publicly).

Now Taylor’s issued another update. The good news is that his health seems to be slowly improving: it seems he’s through the woods on the very worst injuries involving his skull, brain and lungs. The bad news is that he’s still in pretty bad shape, with injuries that impact everything he does on a day-to-day basis and will likely continue to do so for a long time, perhaps forever. He once again comes off as remarkably apathetic about the whole thing, using his down time as a chance to meditate on life rather than stew on all the bad things that have befallen him.

Here’s the update, posted via Maylene’s Facebook:

“Just a little update from me. I’ve been having major lower left side back pain which has pretty much left me in the bed for about 3 weeks. My jaw is still messed up, and my bladder doesn’t work properly. My good eye is still not right with the no tears major dryness’ and no tracking. My mouth is also continually major dry. I also have no feeling on the right side of my face due to the stroke and why I shaved (tired of having food in my beard haha). My new cool glasses haha are to protect me eye, and let me see a little better. I have also been going through some major unrelated life issues. I write all this to say I’m thankful for these times I’m able to focus on myself and becoming a better man. I believe that everything happens for a reason and what doesn’t destroy you only makes you stronger. Know that all of you that are reading this, and if your having a hard time try to be still, and patient and use it as a time for God to strengthen you and make you stronger and let him keep your heart warm and happy. You are all beautiful people with a great purpose. Don’t let your downfalls destroy you let them make you stronger and a better person in Jesus name.

“He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:2-3‬ ‭NLT‬‬”

I can’t even imagine how I’d feel if I were in Dallas’s condition; certainly not as positive as he is, that’s for sure.

We wish Dallas all the best in his continued recovery.

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