September 17, 2012
Amazing love story of Taylor Morris
Funds roll in after injured sailor's story goes viral
By PAT KINNEY
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 theChive.com 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 theChive.com 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 TaylorMorris.org.
"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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