One of our Florida Chivers describes meeting Taylor Morris' parents in Pensacola:

Taylor's parents walked up to me in Downtown Pensacola and introduced themselves. They said they just wanted to thank me and the whole Chive community for all the love and support we've shown the whole Morris Family. They even showed me a picture of a a new stair set up Taylor was using to get up and down the steps of their house. They were great people and it was an honor meeting them. 

Taylor Morris is a Navy EOD who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan. Less than 3 weeks after the explosion, theCHIVERS raised over $250,000 to help build his dream house. More on that soon!

One of our Florida Chivers describes meeting Taylor Morris' parents in Pensacola:

Taylor's parents walked up to me in Downtown Pensacola and introduced themselves. They said they just wanted to thank me and the whole Chive community for all the love and support we've shown the whole Morris Family. They even showed me a picture of a a new stair set up Taylor was using to get up and down the steps of their house. They were great people and it was an honor meeting them.

Taylor Morris is a Navy EOD who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan. Less than 3 weeks after the explosion, theCHIVERS raised over $250,000 to help build his dream house. More on that soon!

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Taylor Morris dancing with his girlfriend Danielle is truly a sight to see. Taylor’s constantly setting goals for himself these days (and exceeding them). Would you believe it’s only been 3 months since Taylor lost his limbs?

The goal this time – The two lovebirds hope to attend a friends wedding on Labor Day weekend. I’m sure they’ll make it and we look forward to seeing them Tango.

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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taylor lead The Taylor Morris story: UPDATED

The story of Taylor Morris, the EOD sailor who had all four limbs amputated after an explosion in Afghanistan, has gone viral. I asked the Chivers to donate $30,000 for a down payment on Taylor’s dream cabin. But the Chivers had other ideas.

As of this morning, you’ve donated over $250,000 to Taylor, you built the entire cabin… and then some.

In 24 hours, you changed a man’s life for the better, forever. You’ve done good, be proud of yourselves today. Some related articles:

An injured sailor’s story goes viral.

Strangers buy dream home of amputee hero.

Bomb disposal expert who lost his arms and legs in IED blast documents his recovery online.

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