During that first weekend in May, I spent a lot of time with my close friends… A lot of time… We sat around. We sat around and waited. We sat around, drank beer, told stories, gave each other hugs, cried, laughed, told more stories, watched the sun come up multiple times, gave more hugs, ate pizza, ate chips with dip, ate candy, and then did it all again. The reason why: Taylor Morris. We had no idea if one of our brothers would ever come home again, and if he did; would he be the same person that we once knew?
Well… You guys all know how the story goes. Taylor did live, giving up four limbs in the process, but he did survive and his recovery has been amazing. His support system has been ridiculous as well! So many people from all over the world sending him love constantly, donating to his cause, purchasing support shirts (Mike, Hanna, & I send those out, so I know where you all live!), throwing fundraisers, running 5k’s/half marathons/marathons in his name, elementary students creating really funny cards and drawings, people offering to build him a house, people offering to fly him home when he is ready, and so much more! It truly is an incredible community that has come together to support my friend, I know he appreciates it dearly, as do I. It’s too cool.
Anyways, I’m rambling and i’ll just get to the point… When Taylor finally got to America and checked into Walter Reed, all we wanted to do was get to to the hospital and be with him, but it wasn’t that easy. Luckily, we were able to send out our prized possession to keep an eye on him until we got there (Danielle). So with being stuck at home, it was my plan to get a bunch of Taylor’s friends together and send him some love the only way I knew how, a video. It took awhile collecting videos and editing, but I finally got her finished a week before my friends and I flew out to Bethesda to see Taylor and Danielle. When we were there, we all sat in our hotel room and watched this video for the first time and now it’s time to watch it with all of you.
I hope you enjoy and thanks for your time,