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Quadruple amputee Taylor Morris story goes viral

September 17, 2012
Amazing love story of Taylor Morris
Funds roll in after injured sailor's story goes viral
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Taylor Morris, right, and his dad, Dan, rest at Walter Reed Army Hospital. (Courtesy Photo)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- The story of Taylor Morris, the Cedar Falls sailor recovering from injuries he suffered in an Afghan bomb blast, has gone viral.

A Venice, Calif.-based Internet site called posted a story about Morris on Wednesday, along with online fundraising links set up by the family.

The site invited viewers to make contributions toward a cabin for Taylor and girlfriend Danielle Kelly. Morris told co-owner John Resig that would be his dream home.

Just 12 hours after posting the story, $143,000 had been raised through online donations at

"I think it's amazing," Taylor's mother, Juli Morris, said this morning by phone from Washington, D.C., where Taylor is recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Quadruple amputee Taylor Morris says "I chose this path"