Honoring Navy EOD Taylor Morris, Army Warriors Terrance McBride & Jeffrey Argrave.
Thanks to Mercedes-Benz we were able to host Taylor, Jeff & Terrance at the Big Game! Taylor Morris is one of the most inspirational men on this planet. What happened to him, and what he did afterwards to get his life back, is unbelievable. After graduating high school in 2007, Taylor joined the Navy. He loved life, the outdoors and accepting new challenges. He found a new passion as a Navy EOD tech; he was trained to know everything there was about bombs and other explosive devices. By January 2012, he was finally ready to be deployed to Afghanistan, set to return August 2012. His family yearned for him to come back home, along with his loving girlfriend Danielle, but they never thought it’d happen the way it did.
On May 3, 2012, Taylor was in the Kandahar province in Afghanistan. He was leading a team of Army Special forces to a classified location, when all of the sudden he stepped on an IED. His injuries were profound, he was conscious and he knew he lost his legs and probably his arms. He was rushed to the hospital in Afghanistan, stabilized, flown to Germany and eventually made it back to Washington, D.C.. Taylor was the 5th Quad Amputee to have ever survive to date. But that didn’t stop Taylor. He fought through the surgeries, rehabilitation and life without limbs… and is now happily married to his wife Danielle. This man is unstoppable and incredibly inspirational.
Army Corporal Jeffrey Argrave was on his first deployment when he was left a tetraplegic after suffering major injuries to his spinal column from shrapnel through the neck and a C5 vertebrae fracture during a Rocket Propelled Grenade attack followed by an ambush in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on May 30, 2010.
In August 2006, McBride was involved in a deployment training accident where his hip bones and both legs were broken, leading to his right leg being amputated
We would like to thank St. Charles Toyota for providing transportation, New Era Cap for providing caps for our warriors, the NFL for providing media day passes, ESPN for helping us provide accommodations, Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin, Mike Ditka, Cris Carter, Chris Berman & the entireESPN Monday Night Football crew for taking time to meet the warriors & showing your appreciation for these brave warriors service & Sacrifices. Most importantly we would like to thank Steve Cannon & Mercedes Benz for giving us the opportunity to make these #WarriorWishes come true!
We couldn’t have done it without you!