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N. MS man falls 45 feet over railing

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Tara said her husband will undergo another surgery later Wednesday night. Tara said her husband will undergo another surgery later Wednesday night.
Imagine taking a fall estimated to be 45 feet. It happened to Jason Taylor while he was on a business trip in California. Imagine taking a fall estimated to be 45 feet. It happened to Jason Taylor while he was on a business trip in California.

(WMC-TV) - A DeSoto County man is in critical condition in a California hospital bed after falling over a railing. His family is trying to raise money to bring the married father to The MED in Memphis, and the community is pouring out support to make it happen.

Imagine taking a fall estimated to be 45 feet. It happened to Jason Taylor while he was on a business trip in California.

"It's very, very overwhelming," said his wife, Tara.

Tara said her husband will undergo another surgery later Wednesday night.

"It was a very scary couple of days until they got the bleeding under control, and there was a lot of internal organs that were damaged," she said.

The family is trying to raise money to bring Taylor home, and the community is helping the cause.

A Facebook page for Taylor has more than 500 likes. A gofundme page has already raised around $20,000 for the medical flight home and the bills that will stack up once he returns.

"The kindness of strangers has been overwhelming, people that you didn't even know cared, coming out to help. I just don't know how to repay the community and my friends and my family," said Tara.

T.J. Mulligans on Highway 64 is doing their part by hosting a casino event Thursday night to raise money for the family. While Taylor remains in critical condition, his family continues to try and stay positive until he is home in North Mississippi.

"We just found out a few days ago that he's not paralyzed so that was huge," said Tara.

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