Cicero Taylor Fleming may be gone, but her spirit lives on.
“We continue to find out stories through Facebook — ‘I’ve been waiting to write, but now I want to write.’ A year later, people are still coming forward with stories that we didn’t hear before,” said David Guido, Taylor’s uncle. “They just continue to make her parents so proud. Always the same — ‘I didn’t know Taylor, but she saw me and she saw I was distressed, and she came up and introduced herself, and said, ‘What’s wrong?’ or ‘How can I help you?’ or ‘I’m here for you.’ That kind of thing.”
Blood drive in memory of Taylor Fleming
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4
Where: Drivers Village, Cicero
To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 8630 or call 1-800-REDCROSS and use the same code. The family has also set up a Facebook event for the drive at Facebook.com/events/569445799737936/?fref=ts. Donors get a coupon for a free pound of coffee from Dunkin Donuts.
Taylor was on her way home from volunteering at the Smith Road Elementary School Christmas tree lighting and concert in Cicero on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 when her 2003 Dodge Neon was struck broadside by a 2000 Lincoln Continental driven by 45-year-old Timothy Williams of Phoenix. Fleming was removed from life support three days later so that her organs could be donated, leaving behind her parents, Michelle and Dan Fleming, and four sisters, Kaliegh, Jordan, Schuyler and Reilley, as well as a large extended family and countless friends.
In order to ensure that her memory survives, Taylor’s family is conducting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Drivers Village in Cicero. To sign up for an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 8630. You can also call 1-800-REDCROSS and use the same code. The family has also set up a Facebook event for the drive at Facebook.com/events/569445799737936/?fref=ts. Donors get a coupon for a free pound of coffee from Dunkin Donuts.