Daily Afternoon Randomness (39 HQ Photos)

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Yesterday, we posted a story about Taylor Morris, a Navy EOD who lost all his limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan. Taylor had always dreamed of having a log cabin on a lake so we asked the Chivers to pitch in the down payment on his dream home. I set the goal at $30,000.

The Chivers smashed the goal in less than an hour. We couldn’t have predicted in the opening minutes of the campaign that the Chivers were, in fact, just clearing their throats.

Many of the early comments read something like, ‘Screw the down payment. Let’s get him the whole cabin instead.’

The donations began to surge. I received an email from a family friend watching Taylor’s donation page. “John, the donations appear to be coming in faster since we hit our goal. How? This is insane!’

Not insane really, just how the Chivers have always rolled. Minutes ago, donations blasted past $200,000… $170,000 more than we asked for.

Taylor’s story is just beginning. The local and national media are now decsending upon the Morris family to help spread his inspirational story and I’ll keep you posted on the new developments. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend, you’ve earned it. Donate right here.

Happy Friday, Chivers

John n’ Leo

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  • sixdeadelves

    #7 one fish?

    • gottaclimb

      two fish, red fish blue fish

      • david

        I see what you did there

  • JohnD

    #24 #37 BEST WORKPLACE EVER!!!

  • sst7

    #19 wow…. i think we need moar of this chivette

  • Whorebait


    Its things like this that make me know humanity will one day thrive once again. Taylor, you put your life on the line for everyone here and paid such a price, one that insainely few in this world will ever know the terror of, I salute you sir and hope you make a speedy recovery.

    As for this cabin… Maybe it can have a good chunk of land on it that could support a festival? Chive Fest… i like the sound of that.

  • swviper

    #6 Truffula bushes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10037557 Nathan Detharidge

    Limited edition Taylor Morris cabin KCCO shirts, proceeds to the cabin fund. Let's buy this guy a whole fucking ranch to explore. KCCO brother, for all the times you keep guys like us safe in the box.

  • Guest

    As for Taylor Morris… restores my faith in humanity that people still help people. Way to go to everyone who helped, big or small.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ciera.schoen Ciera Schoen

    Yay Team Taylor!!!!

  • http://clickexposure.bigcartel.com/ Kristen

    #39 Makes me proud to be a chivette and I'm so happy that I was a part of something great. Well done chivers, well done. Couldn't think of a more deserving hero! And Taylor, KCCO as always

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.miller.501598 Nicholas Miller

    KCCO brother!

  • james

    #32 You're doing it all right! #39 Simply amazing! Only at TheChive can this happen! I'll toast to that.. Cheers!

  • Gallus

    #39 – I am a disabled veteran myself. My disabilities are often painful, but not anything like Taylor's. Since his story was posted, all else on theCHIVE has been bland for me. I am absorbed in what Chivers are doing to help this hero. I confess I was hoping we could reach $200K. Apparently, we have done that. I am so very proud of this community!

    Now, if we can get a builder on board … I stress that we cannot forget that Tayor is disabled for the rest of his life. Accomodations will have to be built into his home. Such things take time. So al of us have to be patient.

    "For the disabled veteran, "service" is never past tense. The disabled veteran serves every day for the rest of his/her life."

    • NV Wolfpack

      Excellent idea to get a builder to get on board. Aren't there some tv shows out there that have special contractors they hire to do these sort of special projects free to the family? I never watch 'em, but it would be a cool thing if some major network with one if these shows picked up on this and pitched in big time!

      • thom

        This is just the capitalist in me, but it would really behoove some contractor to get on this, they would get unbelieveably good press and a loyal army of Chivers singing their praises. Plus it is just that good of a reason to be on board.

  • Still_MisGuided

    #19 alcohol abuse!!!

  • Peter

    Amazing…proud to be a Chiver! KCCO!

  • Ash

    #29. Nobody cares. We've all been there already. Yaaawwwwnnn

    • mickey


  • http://www.facebook.com/tobylee.latham Toby Latham


  • http://www.allbouttexas.com riri

    #23 nip slip!


    Keep Calm and look at pictures of shit you will never have.

  • sc_greb

    Sincere gratitude for Tyler and all that serve – so proud to be 'Merican … John / Leo – you guys have created the greatest community, bar none … Chive On, folks …

  • guest

    #35 ……..O.O MOAR!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/noel.vaughn.5 Noel Vaughn

    Chivers are awesome!!! Supporting a wounded warrior like this. I'm proud to be a chiver!!

  • vic

    #12, Maple Ridge, BC

    • ridge

      fellow chiver in ridge?

  • Adam

    #39 I am proud to be apart of theChive community. Good work everyone!

  • Jen

    May that handsome man and that beautiful girl live happily ever after. Thank you for your service. KCCO! Chive Rocks!

  • zenopogo

    #38 is why I am here; not the muppets but because of what happens when Chivers do things.

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