Climber's Prosthetic Leg Stolen During Break-In
Taylor was re-introduced to climbing after two of his friends from work continued pestering him for almost two months following his accident. Once they got him to The Front Climbing Club, the local climbing gym, they couldn't get him to leave. That feeling has stayed with Taylor for years to follow, rekindling his passion and giving him a positive outlook for the future again.
"Its meaning hasn't changed for me. I don't want to let it get me down." Taylor said in an interview with Ogden's Standard-Examiner. "Just because I ran into some misfortune shouldn't mean I should give up one of my favorite things to do."
While Taylor refuses to let the break-in stop him from climbing, he's now forced him to climb with only one leg once again.
The stolen prosthetic costs upward of $12,000 and was made specifically for rock climbing. It's custom fit to its user, making it useless to anyone else.
"In my mind, it's probably in the bottom of a dumpster somewhere," Taylor told a local news station, "which sucks but if they want to bring it back they can have my stereo. I don't care."
If anyone has any information about the break-in, please contact the Roy Police Department at (801) 774-1010.
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