Lara Keel Texas Lobbyist Report: The Taylor Morris Story – A Love Story in 22 Pictures
The following story is inspired by a photo collection from Tim Dodd about his friend Taylor Morris.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is certainly true, especially for a collection of chronological snapshots that document something as sentimental as a love story. Any details that are unknown or uncaptioned, are filled in with imagination and blended with the viewer’s personal take. This story is about two young people in love, and determination in relationships and in personal healing.
In this couple pictured in the photographic selection at BuzzFeed, the man’s name is Taylor Morris and he is a member of the U.S. Navy. He is also a purple heart recipient. Originally from Taylor Falls Iowa, he served in Virginia before going overseas to Afghanistan. He joined the Navy after graduating high school in 2007. Taylor ended up working as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician, dealing with bombs on a daily basis. Suffering four amputations as a result of an injury while serving overseas, this young man’s journey and healing is documented in a gallery of photos taken before and after his life-changing injuries. Taylor and his wife are a testament to true determination, adaptation, love, and the willingness to keep moving forward,
Links to donate to help Taylor Morris are listed, as well as links to a more detailed version of his story. There is a link to his Facebook page, and it is an absolute delight to see all of the support and encouragement that people are sharing with him. News coverage on Taylor’s story began shortly after his injury in May of this year. A journal is also listed on his website, where his wife Danielle posts frequent updates.
“Taylor’s original occupational therapist is gone for the week so we have been working with the occupational therapist that specializes in adaptive sports. Taylor is really getting excited about all the possibilities when it comes to sports. He is either in the process of or has his mind set on… Basically anything and everything.”
The sudden massive viral attention from this collection of pictures has taken them both by surprise. The donations and the many kind words and encouragement have been a lot to take in.