Quadruple amputee veteran recovers with love of his HS sweetheart

Taylor Morris

Taylor Morris, 23, from Cedar Falls, Iowa, was a Navy explosive ordinance device technician. In January of 2012, Morris was deployed on his first tour to Afghanistan, set to return August 2012.

On May 3, 2012, Morris stepped on an IED: “I remember landing on the ground and looking over my body and I knew exactly what had happened.” He had lost both of his legs, his left arm and his right hand.

Incredibly, Morris maintained consciousness, and was able to warn his team of the danger. For that, the quadruple amputee hero was awarded the Bronze Star.

With the love of his high school sweetheart Danielle Kelly, Morris is making an amazing recovery.

Here is their love story, chronicled in the following photos taken by Tim Dodd. (Have a tissue or hankie on hand. You will need it.)

Donate to help Taylor here.

Taylor’s Facebook Page.

H/t FOTM’s Tina


12 responses to “Quadruple amputee veteran recovers with love of his HS sweetheart

  1. I’ve seen this one before; but, it’s such a moving story I’m glad to see it again.

  2. His limbs will be restored, when HE Returns! In the interim, we must not abandon our BEST!

  3. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this magnificent post! I love it! We see in this pure courage, heroism, love and the absolute opposite of narcissism. They make a wonderful couple! My favorite pictures are the ones of her carrying him. These are the people we should model after, as they are going through their terrible suffering with such love, with the help of Jesus who suffered so horribly beyond our understanding. Thank you again Dr. Eowyn.

  4. thankyou Dr.Eowyn! this is true inspiration,they don’t come much better than this.

  5. I was looking at some books in our office and came across a little book given to me by a friend of mine some years ago entitled, “Thomas Kinkade – A Book of Joy.” I just love his style of painting, using light which makes everything so real and cozy. Anyway, I sat down and began to read this little book, and I came across coincidentally a quotation from Martha Washington:

    “I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or
    misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.”

    I don’t think anything could be more relevant with regard to this post and how to live our own lives in spite of our situations or limitations. And, I see in my mind’s eye so many times during the day, Jesus, Our Lord; and now, I see the sweet Infant Jesus, full of warmth, love and innocence.

    Thank you again, Dr. Eowyn, for this incredible post!

  6. OMG, I cried my eyes out when I saw this pictorial. They are so incredibly brave and courageous. I’m humbled by them. They are adorable. God Bless them with a happy life together.

  7. :) Good stuff!!

  8. Very beautiful, thanks for sharing this inspirational story.



  10. Such a poignant story! The world is not oblivious of the miracles of true love. Love has always defied the difficulties and impossibilities. I am sure in no time the brave man would soon recover with the love of his sweetheart.

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