Morris grew up as an adrenaline-seeking kid with a passion for extreme sports. Part
of the reason why he excelled in such gravity-defying hobbies was his natural
knack for being incredibly calm under intense pressure. This made him a prime
candidate for the Navy’s EOD, Explosive Ordinance Disposal. According to the US
Army, the EOD are “warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated
to attack, defeat and exploit unexplored ordnance, improvised explosive devices
and weapons of mass destruction.”
In 2012, the
then 23-year-old Taylor
led a team of Army Special forces to a classified location when he suddenly
stepped on an IED that exploded underneath his body. Both his arms and legs
were blown off as a result. Although he was bleeding profusely, Taylor told the medics
not to get him. He feared there were other IEDs in the area, and the medics
would be put in harm’s way.
After the area
was cleared, and Taylor
had survived the blast, the team rescued him. Taylor became only the fifth person at the
local hospital to survive a quad limb amputation. While most would be mentally
wrecked after such a traumatic experience, Taylor’s spirit and optimism baffled his
peers. Eventually he was fitted with prosthetic limbs.
best part of the story is the story between Taylor and Danielle, his girlfriend
of nine years. Danielle never left Taylor’s
side throughout his recovery. Their devotion to one another quickly went viral
on the Internet, and Taylor
proposed to Danielle in 2014.
below documents the emotional rollercoaster of a journey that Taylor and
Danielle went through during Taylor’s
recovery. By the end of this, I was bawling, and I think you will be too.
They Look Like Any Other Couple, But When I Saw The Rest Of The Picture, I Lost It..4.55SEEKER Wednesday, 10 February 2016 Taylor Morris grew up as an adrenaline-seeking kid with a passion for extreme sports. Part of the reason why he excelled in such gravity-de...