Taylor Morris grew up as an
adrenaline-seeking kid with a passion for extreme sports. Part of the reason
why he excelled in such gravity-defying hobbies was his natural knack for being
incredibly calm under intense pressure. This made him a prime candidate for the
Navy’s EOD, Explosive Ordinance Disposal. According to the US Army, the EOD are
“warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated to attack, defeat
and exploit unexplored ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of
In 2012, the then 23-year-old Taylor
led a team of Army Special forces to a classified location when he suddenly
stepped on an IED that exploded underneath his body. Both his arms and legs
were blown off as a result. Although he was bleeding profusely, Taylor told the
medics not to get him. He feared there were other IEDs in the area, and the
medics would be put in harm’s way.
After the area was cleared, and
Taylor had survived the blast, the team rescued him. Taylor became only the
fifth person at the local hospital to survive a quad limb amputation. While
most would be mentally wrecked after such a traumatic experience, Taylor’s
spirit and optimism baffled his peers. Eventually he was fitted with prosthetic
But the best part of the story is the
story between Taylor and Danielle, his girlfriend of nine years. Danielle never
left Taylor’s side throughout his recovery. Their devotion to one another
quickly went viral on the Internet, and Taylor proposed to Danielle in 2014.
The video below documents the
emotional rollercoaster of a journey that Taylor and Danielle went through
during Taylor’s recovery. By the end of this, I was bawling, and I think you
will be too.
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