If you’re friends with me on Facebook you may have already seen this, so apologies if it’s a rerun for you! I was so moved by this series of photos that I just had to share it as part of “Feel Good Friday.”
I first heard of Taylor Morris the other day when the Joining Forces Facebook page shared his photo and a link to more pictures. I’ve included some of the photos below, but before I get to that I want to tell you a bit more about his story.
Taylor is a Navy EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Technician from Iowa. The danger of his job is quite self-explanatory through its title, but he quickly found it to be his passion and began training in 2008. In May 2012 during his first tour in Afghanistan, he stepped on an IED while leading a team of Army Special Forces and was severely wounded. He lost both legs, his left arm from the bicep down, and his right hand. Thank God, Taylor is doing well & recovering, and has had an amazing woman, Danielle, by his side through it all. Their story is one of true, selfless, unfailing love. In a difficult time when many would be tempted to walk away, Danielle never waivered. The positive attitude they both have is clearly evidenced through photos and the writings of their friends & family.
Here are some of the photos…
I strongly encourage you to see the rest of the BuzzFeed series here. You can also learn more about his story, and help support his recovery by visiting the Taylor Morris Community Support Facebook page, the Taylor Morris website, the Tim Dodd Photography – Taylor Morris section, theChive, and numerous more websites.
Thank you Taylor for proudly serving your country, your dedication and sacrifice is immeasurable. And thank you Danielle for being such an amazing support to him. The positive attitude you both have towards life, and the love between you, is truly inspiring.