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.

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

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  • kcarpenter

    Fuck that's awesome.

    • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

      Meh, it's not even enough to buy a decent car.
      Oh wait…

      – the one you love to hate

      • its_BACON

        I used to get mad at all the dumb shit you'd say. Now I realize that you must have asperger syndrome, now it's just sad…

        • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

          Oh grow a sense of humor already!
          Also it's ADHD and that is somewhat related to Asperger, so well done.

          – Fan testimonial: "I think a weekly Paula gallery would be awesome, I mean who doesn't like camel toe?"

      • Epitomizer

        You are a bad person. Troll other stuff, not this guy. I hope you can be a better person someday.

    • NebraskaGuy

      Damned lumber in my eye, AGAIN!

      Very awesome!

    • Meowmix

      Hell yea. And I just thought I'd say stuff like this is why I love this site and everyone on it. KC&CO forever

    • naughtygrog

      well said sir. Couldn't have summed it up better. KCCO

    • big_james

      This is what makes me buy all the shirts, the posters, corn hole boards, and all. I love this site and what you guys do is fucking amazing. KCCO

    • Matt

      Jesus, I'm crying. I'm so happy for him, I wish that I could give him more.

  • dave

    so awesome…great job everybody!!!!

    • blue_bronco

      Awesome Chivers!

      Don't forget about all the wounder soldiers coming back.


    • JohnMcClane_

      One article says they had a waterpark fundraiser that netted $1000.

      Kinda puts what we Chivers did in perspective. Fan-freakin-tastic job folks. KCCO!!

      And to Taylor…Keep up the good fight man, and enjoy the new digs!

  • Tommy

    No, thank you, Taylor.

    • Dr_StrangePants

      Screw the Cabin
      —I wanted to see if we could get him a bionic-arm

      • DaddyD

        And legs …

  • RackemJohnny

    Couldn't have gone to a better soldier, sailor and individual. Great job Chivers!

    Thanks to the crew at The Chive for putting this together, you helped this community change this man's life.

  • Sam

    Way to go chive! Kcco for sure!

  • Dancing Can

    Thank you for everything, Taylor! This is but a SMALL contribution as to what you have done for all of us.

  • Chivette

    My faith in humanity has had a huge boost after this.

    Congrats Chive community! So happy I could donate what I could and that everyone else did too!!

    • RichMahogany

      I agree, I often lose a lot of hope in humanity after surfing the internet any period of time. Times like this is reassuring to know people do still care about someone other than themselves.

      I hope Taylor and his family are doing well!

  • MattyDeuce

    Quarter mill? Fuck yes, Chivers!

  • Ned_Plimpton


    • thatguy

      …he doesn't have cancer

      • Ned_Plimpton

        I know….


      • THE REAL thatguy

        fyi, I have been using that handle on thechive for about 6 months. (I know, I know i haven't registered it because apparently its already registered by someone who isn't on chive.) So no, I'm not trying to be a dick and no I can't tell you that you can't use it, I'm just letting you know.

        • thatguy

          You are sad.


      He doesn't have cancer but I agree with you anyway.

    • B-rian

      Diabetes too!

      • Butthole surfer

        You spelled "Diabeetus" wrong.

  • kyle


  • mikey

    if you read this, thanks for your courageous service Taylor! Mike in Boston

  • Bruins chiver

    Awesome job chive, absolutely fantastic!

  • Jason


    • Team America

      Fuck yeah!

  • mid13

    I'm so proud to be part of this community. I wish him a quick recovery! KCCO!

  • ChrisTheChiver


    • Steven B

      i know what you're thinking.. if it wasnt for the war to begin with, this never would have happened.. to a degree you're right. But fact of the matter, he still went over there to serve this country and also to protect his troops out there by being the first one to take on the bombs. Stupid war or not, he deserves all the love and support he gets.

      • ChrisTheChiver

        He deserves love indeed.
        The chive is a great community and i'm glad lots of money was gathered.

        Went to serve his country part tho….yeah maybe…but we all know the true reasons….money and power.

        I'm just sad he lost two legs and two arms for the sake of power, petrol and all the shit we all know about.

        KCCO dude!

        • the dutch suck

          what a fantastic time to take a stand and verbalize your position. fuck off with your political garbage and show some goddamn respect to Taylor, and to the people who give a shit about him.

          • ChrisTheChiver

            I do give shit about him!
            I'm just sad he took a bomb for the sake of rich mofo's who doesn't care about him.

            I do care about him and I hope the best for this young lad…

            • Chiver

              Time and place chivers, time and place. KCCO

          • get educated

            How is it wrong to express a sentiment that the war is BS but the troops deserve respect? ChrisTheChiver is not getting down on Taylor, but the reasons for the war. This ill-advised war has caused so much pain for young Americans and has resulted in little, if any, positive outcomes. People have lost their lives, limbs, mental sanity, etc., for terrible reasons; it's a goddamn shame. It illustrates a low level of intelligence if someone cannot separate the two and demonizes someone else for having a more complicated view of the situation.

        • Desi

          Oh, yes. So much money and power to be had in Afghanistan. Piss of, you bloody idiot.

          • ChrisTheChiver

            Chill the fuck out!
            I do care for him and this is a pretty sad story!

            If you think they are there just to rebuild the country…it's fine with me!

            • ChrisTheChiver

              I even sent him 20$

              did you?

              • Neil Peart

                Fuck these idiots Chris. I'm with you.

                • ChrisTheChiver

                  ty mate

  • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

    Gotta put the onions away before I watch the video… Wait to go Chive and thank you Taylor!

    • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

      Chivers are asshats. Asshats that will ALWAYS find unique ways to disapoint you.
      Take this Taylor thingy. John only asked for a down payment, but what do these asshat minions of mine do? They pay For! The! Entire! Fucking! Cabin!!1! Asshats I tell you, ASSHATS!!1!

      – Fan testimonial: "You over estimated the chive's admiration in boobs vs. cheating. But then again, I think you didn't, evil genius. – MarthaJeane"

      • http://www.facebook.com/apple.repairs.7 Apple Repairs

        You're an idiot Paula!

        • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

          You don't get it. But then again; you repair apples. Repair. Apples. What kind of idiot tries to repair vegetables? Sheez!!

          – Fan testimonial: "Trust Paula they said! Nothing could go wrong they said! – HookerBrew"

          • jesseDubya

            Pretty sure apples are fruit Paula

            • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

              Did you notice my signature in said post?

              – the one you fell for

          • http://www.facebook.com/apple.repairs.7 Apple Repairs

            Apples are delicious!

  • http://twitter.com/bdaley84 @bdaley84

    Awesome job, Chivers. Faith definitely restored.

  • Matt

    "EOD Sailor", John. Spell check…

    • Le Sigh

      He's in the Navy bud, so he would be a sailor. Go troll sonewhere else please.

      • Matt

        Are they passing out stupid pills today? I wrote that John should spell it correctly. "Sailor" not "sailer".

        • Chiver

          I think you may be missing something.

        • mikey

          it's funny, for how feel good this site is, people love that down arrow thumb!

        • Matt

          … And it's fixed now. All is right again. Chive on.

    • The Bacon Chronicles

      Yeah that spelling error just fucked up the entire story:( Seriously?

  • Jason M.

    some props to John and the chivers for this. The chive is proving themselves worthy of the hype

  • jroc


  • herbnational


  • JGaribaldi

    You deserve it Taylor. Thank you for your service. CHIVE ON!


    This is why this community of people is so amazing. KCCO!

  • Underbaker

    Chivers and Chivettes you deserve a big pat on the back, here let me help… <img src="http://westvalley.edu/pe/stretch/images/10pat_the_back1.jpg"&gt;

    • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

      I'd pat that lower back! Long time!

      – Fan testimonial: "For once, Paula, you have read my mind and actually said something that isn't horrible or troll. You ma'm are awesome."

      • Underbaker

        Ow!!! Not so hard Paula. <img src="http://www.picshag.com/pics/042010/pat-on-the-back-mark.jpg&quot; width="200">

        • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

          Fake!!1! I has only 4 fingers. Also: my curved nails would have pierced your fragile skin.

          – Fan testimonial: "Hmmm… I wish chivers would recognize your genious. – Paula's # 1 Fan"

          • Underbaker

            (Punches TV_Paul in the arm) You said it was Paula who smacked me on the back.

  • Clide

    You're the man Taylor!!!!!!

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