Taylor Morris meets the President of the United States

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morris lead Taylor Morris meets the President of the United States

It’s not surprising that the story of Taylor Morris’ bravery has reached the White House. Last week, President Obama dropped by to check out our hero’s progress. I spoke to Taylor just after the President’s visit.

“He was really nice and appreciative of my sacrifice. My girlfriend, Danielle, knows the President is a White Sox fan and told him, ‘The Sox stink, Go Cubs!’ He thought that was pretty funny and was quick to point out the Cubs are in the cellar right now. He (Obama) was very easy to talk to. I’ve been invited to watch the 4th of July fireworks on the White House lawn.”

I also spoke to Taylor about his rehab, which continues to defy expectations. Taylor has already been fitted for his right and left hand prosthetic, as well as one of his prosthetic legs. It will not be long until Taylor has all four prosthetic limbs.

Taylor Morris has come a long way. Two months ago tomorrow, Taylor lay dying in a crater, all of his limbs blown off, giving orders to his fellow soldiers not to come save him because it was too dangerous. On July 4th he will join the President on the White House lawn to ring in our Independence Day. Then someday sooner than anybody anticipated, the resilient sailor will return home to Iowa, and walk into a cabin the Chivers built. As we ended the call, Taylor said something very touching,

“John, what the Chivers have done for me, the cabin… I met the President… it’s unbelievable. But the letters and emails of support from Chivers have meant the most, even today letters continue to pour in (Taylor’s website). The variety of people I’ve been able to help and inspire with my story is so great. I’m very fortunate.”

“I’m very fortunate.”

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  • Jarrett Wilson

    Taylor keep on rocking it! You truly are an inspiration! Here's to you! KCCO!

  • Jeremy

    You are the man Taylor! I know you are greatly appreciative of everything the Chivers have done but, we own you the thanks for your service. Keep your spirits up. Cant wait to see the cabin!

  • Obe

    Taylor you must be made of pure bad assery and awesome! Thank you for your service and all that you have done and sacrificed!

  • Wales

    Extreme Home Makeover! Log Cabin Edition!

  • sherwojd@gmail.com

    Hey Chive. Where can I get a "Keep Calm Taylor On" t shirt. Or a TFM shirt?

  • ChiveDownUnder

    That, along with every story/post I read about Taylor, gave me goosebumps. "Inspirational" is an understatement… KCCO Taylor!

  • bigal

    taylor morris for president

  • TulsaSmartassChiver

    Taylor, if you EVER pass through Tulsa, OK. the first nineteen beers are on me. All the subsequent beers will be too, I just wont remember paying for those!!!!

  • ImpressMe

    The country needs more stories about people like Taylor and Danielle….people with courage and integrity…. a lot of men would have given up…..and a lot of women would have left…..whats happened to him is a lot to handle….. They are both extraordinary …. thanks for sharing their story with us Chive.

  • Cybberia

    Obama: "How many Chivers are out there? Oh Wow, those are potential voters. How can I exploit this?" My personal feelings aside, I'm sure Mr. Morris was happy to meet Obama and has a picture I guess. Still, the Chivers have done more for this man the President ever has….or will.

  • mischief42

    I appreciate the fact he is American but truth be told this guy is a Hero in every country. He exemplifies the meaning of courage,sacrifice and perseverance and there are billions of people that could learn from his examples. Travis the world is lucky to have people like you in it and I wish you the peace and happiness that you so rightly deserve. kcco

  • Oskar

    Taylor is not lucky to meet Obama …. Obama is the lucky one to meet Taylor!!!! Biggest hero :)

  • lumberjackzach

    This is still one of the most inspiring stories, ever, for so many reason. I am a stoic man, but every time I read one of these posts about Taylor, my eyes genuinely well with tears. I think the power of this particular moment, with the President and the recovery details, is quite nearly overwhelming – in an entirely positive sense. Sensational, Inspirational, and Amazing.

  • tonguefoo master

    Instead of saying chuck Norris in the jokes we need to change it to Taylor morris. this man is amazing and a true hero

  • https://www.facebook.com/shawna.stryker Shawna Stryker

    I am the most unlikely Chiver ever, but your story Taylor; it drew me in. I wish you well, I wish you peace, and mostly, I wish you happiness because the best of us can learn a lesson from you. It is not every person that can look in the face of adversity, laugh, and say "What's next?". Good show Taylor, and I hope to see many more.

  • Jay

    Hell yeah. Taylor your my hero! From a CG vet. Godspeed on healing brother

  • Lo12

    Awesome! This is why I love the chive FAMiLY!

  • https://www.facebook.com/megan.cockrill Megan Cockrill

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated, Chive!

  • skuz

    fucking eh bubba! chive you rock for giving this man so much hope and happiness, there is no doubt that man is a great person and his sacrafice is something i can[t even fathem but i must say koodos to you chive for the awarenss created and the motivation behind his dream house and im sure just helping his dreams stay strong! CHIVE ON TAYLOR and CHIVE ON CHIVE!

  • Spaz

    I am so thankful for the update on Taylor Morris…was wondering how he and the family were doing. That Obama guy is pretty cool..Happy 4th of July to you and yours..all the best and Chive On

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonandbellasmomma Jennie Krueger

    We love you Taylor and Danielle (even though you're a Cubs fan)! Stay strong and KCCO!

  • Whiskey

    <3 so many chivers have already put it more succinctly than I ever could. Thank you Taylor Morris for the inspiration you give. May your huge heart never wither.

  • Mike Pizzo

    still wouldnt vote for him, but damn. Im glad he did the right thing.

  • Rob

    “I’m very fortunate.” Wow – coming from him – speechless.

    I don't even know what to say to that. This man is what "Man" means. Astounding.

  • PWC

    Sweet! get your arms and legs blown off for the country and they reward you by letting that fucking dipshit asshole in the white house come by for a publicity stunt! anyone but obama in '12

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