Former UH basketball player in intensive care
Former University of Hawaii basketball player Janevia Taylor is in intensive care following an automobile accident in California last Saturday. Last night she remained in an induced coma, Rainbow Wahine coach Jim Bolla said.
"She had trauma to the head, internal injuries, and they induced a coma to help her get through some of the surgeries and the head trauma," said Bolla, who is in daily contact with Taylor's family. "Now we're in the stage where we're waiting for her to wake up (from the coma)."
Taylor, who was a four-year starter at guard at UH, completed her eligibility last season.
"She's young, and an athlete, so she's got a couple of plusses going for her and she's getting good care," Bolla said. "It's a shame this happens to such a good person."
A fund has been set up at First Hawaiian Bank to help defray Taylor's mounting hospital expenses. She and her family have no medical insurance, Bolla said.
Donations may be made at any branch or mailed to: Friends of Janevia Taylor, c/o First Hawaiian Bank, 2764 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu, HI. Checks may be made out to Friends of Janevia Taylor.
For more information call (808) 988-8121.
Well-wishers may also write to Taylor and her family at 44046 Bogard Ct., Lancaster, CA 93536.