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Leslie Jernigan
Leslie Jernigan
My husband was blinded, in addition to a few other things, in Iraq in 2004. I just wanted to let you know that it gets better and better.  You are not alone.  I know 20 people all over the country that would drop what they are doing to be there with you for anything you might need. I am sure that you are all overwhelmed right now, but I wanted to make sure that you know about the Semper Fi Fund 703-640-0181 .  If you haven't been in contact with them, get in touch with them.  They exist to help our wounded and families, in every way. I am always told that my husband and I inspire people, etc.  But you guys are inspiring me today and I understand what people mean when they say it to us. We don't choose to become a part of the wounded community, we are just put here.  But it's actually a great place to be. We are 8 years out of my husbands injuries now, and our lives are full of blessings.  Much love and prayers to your family!
Verna Fink
Verna Fink
I have no idea how many Australians are following your story, but WOW!!!!  you have hit the News bulletins over here tonight. Sept. 17.

I have followed you on Caringbridge and you are one brave and courageous young man.  Keep dancing with Danielle.  She is a special lady!!

Keep up the good work and aim for that cabin.

Regards
Steve Voland
Steve Voland
Taylor and Team,

I am going to be in town Tuesday and Wednesday but mostly available on Tuesday.  The EOD guys and Navy Seals, would all like to help out if we can.  I have some ideas I would like to run by you if you would have any time Monday.  Looking forward to meeting with you and we can be as short as you need it.  They have been on me for months and I finally have a chance to visit.  I also have a caring bridge location if you care to catch up on me.  www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevevoland

My phone is: 865-207-9887 and email is svoland@eodt.com

Look forward to us getting  to know one another. 
Lee Ann Russo
Lee Ann Russo
I continue to be awed and impressed by the determination, guts and can-do attitude surrounding all of Taylor's team.  Wish I could bottle it and spray it on anyone who says "it's too hard" or "that can't be done."<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />






 
Phyllis Dunlap
Phyllis Dunlap
Taylor and Team,



      Greetings
from Dysart, IA.  Praying for rain and a
GREAT AWAKENING! 



      There is a
not so well known scripture that was brought to my attention by a Pastor who
wrote a book about it.  The Name of the
book is “In A Pit With A LION On A Snowy Day.” 
The Pastor is  Mark
Batterson. 



     The scripture
is found in 2 Samuel 23: 20-21. 
“Benaiah, son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who
performed great exploits.  He struck down
two of Moab’s best men.  He also went
down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.  And he struck down a huge Egyptian.  Although the Egyptian had a spear in his
hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. 
He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his
own spear.” 



      I see you
Taylor as Benaiah, a valiant fighter who performed great exploits.  Our battle field changes places all through
life.  As I read your story you ended up
in the pit.  And I read how you are
killing the lion.  It’s difficult to know
where the next battle field will be but claim the Victory as Benaiah did.  Snatch the spear and do away with whatever is
coming against you.  Your courage is TOPS! 



      Lord, praying
for continued healing and thankful for all the healing that has been done.  Praying Your presence be upon Taylor and
those that surround him.  Let each day be
an adventure and allowing You,  Lord,  to lead. 
Meet their needs.  I ask this in
Jesus’ Name.  Amen.



Phyllis Dunlap
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Hi, Taylor---Read a nice article about you in tonight's Courier,(the interview with Danielle)  So proud of your accomplishments!!  We are anxious to hear about the weekend at Virginia Beach with EOD gang.  It must have been a heartwarming experience for ALL of you.  The photos on Facebook were great.      Surprised this site is still up, as we thought today it was closing.  It's been a great means for communicating, as you've had readers and writers from ALL over.
Took Claire to lunch; she's anxious to see you again. Hot! Hot! today & just the day the AC would go out. Fixed now.  We truly enjoyed Ben's video  Imagine you were doing some walking today.  Amazing!!    Guess there's not much else.  Sending love &  prayers.  Grama & Grandpa
jerry ward
jerry ward
Taylor, wow you are such a inspiration to so many - truly I am so proud to have coached you in 7th grade football and amazed with your courage as you face this most difficult test. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time. God bless! Head up - Shoulders back!

                                         Pump Up - Tiger Nation Loves ya Man

                                                                      Coach Ward

 
Bill Plantan
Bill Plantan
Good morning Taylor ~


Although we have never met, I feel connected to you.  My niece is Kathryn....her mom Nancy is my sister.  Your dad and I swam on swim team...and his first girlfriend was my wife Dianna Delafield.  They grew up in the same neighborhood.  So...the other connection is there.  I have followed your progress and it is nothing short of a miracle.  Keep up the fantastic work!  You have been on my heart in my prayers.  I just wish I could come to Cedar Falls for the " Tee it up for Taylor " event.  I did donate a guided fishing trip on one of the rivers we have here in Southeastern Minnesota.  I have a canoe company here in Rochester and we make custom canoes for fishing.  If you go to www.riverridgecustomcanoes.com you can check it out.  I hope it fetches a good price in the silent auction!  I am guessing you are a football fan.  And maybe even a Viking fan?  Christian Ponder and I have become friends....have fished for smallmouth bass 2 times now and one of the times was for TV.  He is getting back from his family vacation and I am determined to convince him to provide an autographed football or jersey for the auction....hope it happens.


Pretty dang hot up here...today suppose to hit close to 100.  Stay cool in Bethesda, Taylor.   God Bless you and Danielle....bill
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Hi, Taylor  (and Team Taylor, also)

It was fun to hear the excitement in your dad's voice as he told me about your day's adventure.  To have the "whatever it takes" already & be able to walk around the track is nothing short of a miracle.  We rejoice with you in your achievements.  Remember to go easy for awhile.  Keep us posted.  We're so proud of your accomplishments.  Enjoy the weekend with Molly, your mom & dad for company.  Wonder what adventure you have in mind--can't wait to read about it.

Danielle is probably reuniting with family she's not seen for awhile & having a chance to relax.
Love , Grandpa M
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Taylor:

When I saw the July 11 photo of you standing on both legs & Danielle at your back (had it been a video, I would have seen you walking), an old Rogers & Hammerstein song came to mind.  The lyrics, in part, are: 

"When you walk through a storm

Keep your chin up high

And don't be afraid of the dark,

At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky---(et al.)
 
Tho' your dreams be tossed & blown,
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone---(et al.)
Taylor, you have gone through a storm the likes of which very few have survived; you have held your head high with a spirit of determination that has inspired the nation; your golden sky is the knowledge you will walk again & you will have state-of-the-art bionic arms/hands that will allow you to do activities of your choosing.  There's no question your dreams have been tossed about, but you have not given up on them; you have been moving forward with optimism, not just hope in your heart; and you will never walk alone, as Danielle will always be there with you; your family will always be there with you; and the nation that has been praying for you will always be with you.
Through your service and your sacrifices, you have been the hope & inspiration for countless others to realize, they, too, will never walk alone.  God bless you.  With great admiration, gratefulness, and love,     Grama and Grandpa Morris

 
Leslie Jernigan
Leslie Jernigan
My husband was blinded, in addition to a few other things, in Iraq in 2004. I just wanted to let you know that it gets better and better.  You are not alone.  I know 20 people all over the country that would drop what they are doing to be there with you for anything you might need. I am sure that you are all overwhelmed right now, but I wanted to make sure that you know about the Semper Fi Fund 703-640-0181 .  If you haven't been in contact with them, get in touch with them.  They exist to help our wounded and families, in every way. I am always told that my husband and I inspire people, etc.  But you guys are inspiring me today and I understand what people mean when they say it to us. We don't choose to become a part of the wounded community, we are just put here.  But it's actually a great place to be. We are 8 years out of my husbands injuries now, and our lives are full of blessings.  Much love and prayers to your family!
Steve Voland
Steve Voland
Taylor and Team,

I am going to be in town Tuesday and Wednesday but mostly available on Tuesday.  The EOD guys and Navy Seals, would all like to help out if we can.  I have some ideas I would like to run by you if you would have any time Monday.  Looking forward to meeting with you and we can be as short as you need it.  They have been on me for months and I finally have a chance to visit.  I also have a caring bridge location if you care to catch up on me.  www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevevoland

My phone is: 865-207-9887 and email is svoland@eodt.com

Look forward to us getting  to know one another. 
Phyllis Dunlap
Phyllis Dunlap
Taylor and Team,



      Greetings
from Dysart, IA.  Praying for rain and a
GREAT AWAKENING! 



      There is a
not so well known scripture that was brought to my attention by a Pastor who
wrote a book about it.  The Name of the
book is “In A Pit With A LION On A Snowy Day.” 
The Pastor is  Mark
Batterson. 



     The scripture
is found in 2 Samuel 23: 20-21. 
“Benaiah, son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who
performed great exploits.  He struck down
two of Moab’s best men.  He also went
down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.  And he struck down a huge Egyptian.  Although the Egyptian had a spear in his
hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. 
He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his
own spear.” 



      I see you
Taylor as Benaiah, a valiant fighter who performed great exploits.  Our battle field changes places all through
life.  As I read your story you ended up
in the pit.  And I read how you are
killing the lion.  It’s difficult to know
where the next battle field will be but claim the Victory as Benaiah did.  Snatch the spear and do away with whatever is
coming against you.  Your courage is TOPS! 



      Lord, praying
for continued healing and thankful for all the healing that has been done.  Praying Your presence be upon Taylor and
those that surround him.  Let each day be
an adventure and allowing You,  Lord,  to lead. 
Meet their needs.  I ask this in
Jesus’ Name.  Amen.



Phyllis Dunlap
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Hi, Taylor---Read a nice article about you in tonight's Courier,(the interview with Danielle)  So proud of your accomplishments!!  We are anxious to hear about the weekend at Virginia Beach with EOD gang.  It must have been a heartwarming experience for ALL of you.  The photos on Facebook were great.      Surprised this site is still up, as we thought today it was closing.  It's been a great means for communicating, as you've had readers and writers from ALL over.
Took Claire to lunch; she's anxious to see you again. Hot! Hot! today & just the day the AC would go out. Fixed now.  We truly enjoyed Ben's video  Imagine you were doing some walking today.  Amazing!!    Guess there's not much else.  Sending love &  prayers.  Grama & Grandpa
Bill Plantan
Bill Plantan
Good morning Taylor ~


Although we have never met, I feel connected to you.  My niece is Kathryn....her mom Nancy is my sister.  Your dad and I swam on swim team...and his first girlfriend was my wife Dianna Delafield.  They grew up in the same neighborhood.  So...the other connection is there.  I have followed your progress and it is nothing short of a miracle.  Keep up the fantastic work!  You have been on my heart in my prayers.  I just wish I could come to Cedar Falls for the " Tee it up for Taylor " event.  I did donate a guided fishing trip on one of the rivers we have here in Southeastern Minnesota.  I have a canoe company here in Rochester and we make custom canoes for fishing.  If you go to www.riverridgecustomcanoes.com you can check it out.  I hope it fetches a good price in the silent auction!  I am guessing you are a football fan.  And maybe even a Viking fan?  Christian Ponder and I have become friends....have fished for smallmouth bass 2 times now and one of the times was for TV.  He is getting back from his family vacation and I am determined to convince him to provide an autographed football or jersey for the auction....hope it happens.


Pretty dang hot up here...today suppose to hit close to 100.  Stay cool in Bethesda, Taylor.   God Bless you and Danielle....bill
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Hi, Taylor  (and Team Taylor, also)

It was fun to hear the excitement in your dad's voice as he told me about your day's adventure.  To have the "whatever it takes" already & be able to walk around the track is nothing short of a miracle.  We rejoice with you in your achievements.  Remember to go easy for awhile.  Keep us posted.  We're so proud of your accomplishments.  Enjoy the weekend with Molly, your mom & dad for company.  Wonder what adventure you have in mind--can't wait to read about it.

Danielle is probably reuniting with family she's not seen for awhile & having a chance to relax.
Love , Grandpa M
Verna Fink
Verna Fink
I have no idea how many Australians are following your story, but WOW!!!!  you have hit the News bulletins over here tonight. Sept. 17.

I have followed you on Caringbridge and you are one brave and courageous young man.  Keep dancing with Danielle.  She is a special lady!!

Keep up the good work and aim for that cabin.

Regards
Lee Ann Russo
Lee Ann Russo
I continue to be awed and impressed by the determination, guts and can-do attitude surrounding all of Taylor's team.  Wish I could bottle it and spray it on anyone who says "it's too hard" or "that can't be done."<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />






 
jerry ward
jerry ward
Taylor, wow you are such a inspiration to so many - truly I am so proud to have coached you in 7th grade football and amazed with your courage as you face this most difficult test. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time. God bless! Head up - Shoulders back!

                                         Pump Up - Tiger Nation Loves ya Man

                                                                      Coach Ward

 
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Taylor:

When I saw the July 11 photo of you standing on both legs & Danielle at your back (had it been a video, I would have seen you walking), an old Rogers & Hammerstein song came to mind.  The lyrics, in part, are: 

"When you walk through a storm

Keep your chin up high

And don't be afraid of the dark,

At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky---(et al.)
 
Tho' your dreams be tossed & blown,
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone---(et al.)
Taylor, you have gone through a storm the likes of which very few have survived; you have held your head high with a spirit of determination that has inspired the nation; your golden sky is the knowledge you will walk again & you will have state-of-the-art bionic arms/hands that will allow you to do activities of your choosing.  There's no question your dreams have been tossed about, but you have not given up on them; you have been moving forward with optimism, not just hope in your heart; and you will never walk alone, as Danielle will always be there with you; your family will always be there with you; and the nation that has been praying for you will always be with you.
Through your service and your sacrifices, you have been the hope & inspiration for countless others to realize, they, too, will never walk alone.  God bless you.  With great admiration, gratefulness, and love,     Grama and Grandpa Morris

 
Verna Fink
Verna Fink
I have no idea how many Australians are following your story, but WOW!!!!  you have hit the News bulletins over here tonight. Sept. 17.

I have followed you on Caringbridge and you are one brave and courageous young man.  Keep dancing with Danielle.  She is a special lady!!

Keep up the good work and aim for that cabin.

Regards
Phyllis Dunlap
Phyllis Dunlap
Taylor and Team,



      Greetings
from Dysart, IA.  Praying for rain and a
GREAT AWAKENING! 



      There is a
not so well known scripture that was brought to my attention by a Pastor who
wrote a book about it.  The Name of the
book is “In A Pit With A LION On A Snowy Day.” 
The Pastor is  Mark
Batterson. 



     The scripture
is found in 2 Samuel 23: 20-21. 
“Benaiah, son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who
performed great exploits.  He struck down
two of Moab’s best men.  He also went
down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.  And he struck down a huge Egyptian.  Although the Egyptian had a spear in his
hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. 
He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his
own spear.” 



      I see you
Taylor as Benaiah, a valiant fighter who performed great exploits.  Our battle field changes places all through
life.  As I read your story you ended up
in the pit.  And I read how you are
killing the lion.  It’s difficult to know
where the next battle field will be but claim the Victory as Benaiah did.  Snatch the spear and do away with whatever is
coming against you.  Your courage is TOPS! 



      Lord, praying
for continued healing and thankful for all the healing that has been done.  Praying Your presence be upon Taylor and
those that surround him.  Let each day be
an adventure and allowing You,  Lord,  to lead. 
Meet their needs.  I ask this in
Jesus’ Name.  Amen.



Phyllis Dunlap
Bill Plantan
Bill Plantan
Good morning Taylor ~


Although we have never met, I feel connected to you.  My niece is Kathryn....her mom Nancy is my sister.  Your dad and I swam on swim team...and his first girlfriend was my wife Dianna Delafield.  They grew up in the same neighborhood.  So...the other connection is there.  I have followed your progress and it is nothing short of a miracle.  Keep up the fantastic work!  You have been on my heart in my prayers.  I just wish I could come to Cedar Falls for the " Tee it up for Taylor " event.  I did donate a guided fishing trip on one of the rivers we have here in Southeastern Minnesota.  I have a canoe company here in Rochester and we make custom canoes for fishing.  If you go to www.riverridgecustomcanoes.com you can check it out.  I hope it fetches a good price in the silent auction!  I am guessing you are a football fan.  And maybe even a Viking fan?  Christian Ponder and I have become friends....have fished for smallmouth bass 2 times now and one of the times was for TV.  He is getting back from his family vacation and I am determined to convince him to provide an autographed football or jersey for the auction....hope it happens.


Pretty dang hot up here...today suppose to hit close to 100.  Stay cool in Bethesda, Taylor.   God Bless you and Danielle....bill
Steve Voland
Steve Voland
Taylor and Team,

I am going to be in town Tuesday and Wednesday but mostly available on Tuesday.  The EOD guys and Navy Seals, would all like to help out if we can.  I have some ideas I would like to run by you if you would have any time Monday.  Looking forward to meeting with you and we can be as short as you need it.  They have been on me for months and I finally have a chance to visit.  I also have a caring bridge location if you care to catch up on me.  www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevevoland

My phone is: 865-207-9887 and email is svoland@eodt.com

Look forward to us getting  to know one another. 
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Hi, Taylor---Read a nice article about you in tonight's Courier,(the interview with Danielle)  So proud of your accomplishments!!  We are anxious to hear about the weekend at Virginia Beach with EOD gang.  It must have been a heartwarming experience for ALL of you.  The photos on Facebook were great.      Surprised this site is still up, as we thought today it was closing.  It's been a great means for communicating, as you've had readers and writers from ALL over.
Took Claire to lunch; she's anxious to see you again. Hot! Hot! today & just the day the AC would go out. Fixed now.  We truly enjoyed Ben's video  Imagine you were doing some walking today.  Amazing!!    Guess there's not much else.  Sending love &  prayers.  Grama & Grandpa
Leslie Jernigan
Leslie Jernigan
My husband was blinded, in addition to a few other things, in Iraq in 2004. I just wanted to let you know that it gets better and better.  You are not alone.  I know 20 people all over the country that would drop what they are doing to be there with you for anything you might need. I am sure that you are all overwhelmed right now, but I wanted to make sure that you know about the Semper Fi Fund 703-640-0181 .  If you haven't been in contact with them, get in touch with them.  They exist to help our wounded and families, in every way. I am always told that my husband and I inspire people, etc.  But you guys are inspiring me today and I understand what people mean when they say it to us. We don't choose to become a part of the wounded community, we are just put here.  But it's actually a great place to be. We are 8 years out of my husbands injuries now, and our lives are full of blessings.  Much love and prayers to your family!
Lee Ann Russo
Lee Ann Russo
I continue to be awed and impressed by the determination, guts and can-do attitude surrounding all of Taylor's team.  Wish I could bottle it and spray it on anyone who says "it's too hard" or "that can't be done."<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />






 
jerry ward
jerry ward
Taylor, wow you are such a inspiration to so many - truly I am so proud to have coached you in 7th grade football and amazed with your courage as you face this most difficult test. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time. God bless! Head up - Shoulders back!

                                         Pump Up - Tiger Nation Loves ya Man

                                                                      Coach Ward

 
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Hi, Taylor  (and Team Taylor, also)

It was fun to hear the excitement in your dad's voice as he told me about your day's adventure.  To have the "whatever it takes" already & be able to walk around the track is nothing short of a miracle.  We rejoice with you in your achievements.  Remember to go easy for awhile.  Keep us posted.  We're so proud of your accomplishments.  Enjoy the weekend with Molly, your mom & dad for company.  Wonder what adventure you have in mind--can't wait to read about it.

Danielle is probably reuniting with family she's not seen for awhile & having a chance to relax.
Love , Grandpa M
Vilas Morris
Vilas Morris
Taylor:

When I saw the July 11 photo of you standing on both legs & Danielle at your back (had it been a video, I would have seen you walking), an old Rogers & Hammerstein song came to mind.  The lyrics, in part, are: 

"When you walk through a storm

Keep your chin up high

And don't be afraid of the dark,

At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky---(et al.)
 
Tho' your dreams be tossed & blown,
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone---(et al.)
Taylor, you have gone through a storm the likes of which very few have survived; you have held your head high with a spirit of determination that has inspired the nation; your golden sky is the knowledge you will walk again & you will have state-of-the-art bionic arms/hands that will allow you to do activities of your choosing.  There's no question your dreams have been tossed about, but you have not given up on them; you have been moving forward with optimism, not just hope in your heart; and you will never walk alone, as Danielle will always be there with you; your family will always be there with you; and the nation that has been praying for you will always be with you.
Through your service and your sacrifices, you have been the hope & inspiration for countless others to realize, they, too, will never walk alone.  God bless you.  With great admiration, gratefulness, and love,     Grama and Grandpa Morris