Sorry to give you another sad story this morning, but it’s our job to give you the news. 13-year-old Taylor Storch from Coppell, Texas, was declared brain dead yesterday after she collided with a tree while skiing. She was a beginning skier and lost control. This occurred on the intermediate Latigo trail at Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, Colorado. She was wearing a helmet.
The girl was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center before being transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, where she was declared brain dead.
Taylor’s father, Todd Storch, said he and his wife plan on donating Taylor’s organs.
We feel terribly for the Storch family and for friends of Taylor. We offer our deep condolences.