HE lost his arms and legs to the Taliban, but they couldn’t take his heart — that has always belonged to his devoted girlfriend.
These moving photos, part of a series that chart the incredible story of Taylor Morris, capture that love.
The 23-year-old lost both legs, his right hand and most of his left arm in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in May and girlfriend Danielle Kelly played a huge part in his recovery.
The US Marine was serving with the elite Explosive Ordinance Disposal team when he was critically injured.
Taylor was leading a team through Kandahar when an IED beneath him blew up.
He says: “As soon as I stepped on it, I knew. I felt the heat. I knew I had lost my legs.
“As I somersaulted through the air, I watched my legs fly off.”
Another EOD specialist eventually cleared the area around Taylor so a medic could treat him.
And with the help of high-school sweetheart Danielle, he became only the fifth person ever to recover from a four limb amputation.
Taylor, from Cedar Falls, Iowa, is now walking unaided on prosthetics and has a prosthetic left arm.
The touching images show Taylor being carried up stairs on Danielle’s back, her kissing him while sitting on his knee and them working together on his rehabilitation exercises.
The pictures have helped Taylor’s story to go viral — an article on US website Buzzfeed.com titled A Love Story In 22 Pictures has now been read by more than TWO MILLION people online.