Quadruple Amputee Overcomes, Inspires
Quadruple Amputee Overcomes, Inspires, A bomb in Afghanistan took Taylor Morris’s limbs, but not his courage or determination. Quadruple Amputee’s Inspiring Recovery in Photos, Twenty-three-year-old Taylor Morris lost all four limbs in a bomb blast while serving in Afghanistan last May. His childhood friend, photographer Tim Dodd, has documented his recovery, shining light on the unbreakable bond between the hometown hero and his sweetheart.
Taylor and his girlfriend, Danielle Kelly, have known each other since high school.
Taylor and Tim met nine years ago on a summer job at a farm. Tim was 18, Taylor only 14.
“I guess it’s very typical in the South. I met him in a cornfield,” Dodd said. “I guess being from Iowa that should be stereotypical but that’s exactly how we met.”
The two bonded over their love of automobiles and adventure.
“He and his friends were so young and adventurous and always kind of mischievous,” Dodd said. “I guess that was our common bond. Well, that and cars and motorcycles.”
But everything changed when that bomb went off in Afghanistan.
“The biggest fear anyone can face is losing a good friend of theirs. And that’s almost what I thought happened the day I found out,” Dodd said. “When I found out, I just sat there and cried. No words came out at all.”
Danielle, Taylor’s girlfriend, lived hours away from their hometown of Cedar Falls, Iowa. As soon as she heard the news that he’d been injured, she came straight home.