Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:56 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:56:55 GMT
Emergency crews were called to a reported fire at a Burger King Wednesday evening in Pleasant Ridge. A caller reported the smell of something burning in the restaurant, just after 9 p.m. Upon arrival,Full Story >
A caller reported the smell of something burning in the restaurant, just after 9 p.m. Upon arrival, crews reported smoke and visible fire, which was put out within approximately 15 minutes. The cause of the fire was due to smoking materials discarded just outside of the building.Full Story >
Jay Bruce ended Jason Grilli's saves streak with a solo homer in the ninth, and Brandon Phillips singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning on Wednesday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory...Full Story >
Jay Bruce ended Jason Grilli's saves streak with a solo homer in the ninth, and Brandon Phillips singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning on Wednesday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the...Full Story >
Fourth grader Delaney Eviston reads the paper that won her a contest at Beechwood Elementary in Ft. Mitchell this past school year. It's a story about her mom battling breast cancer, and how she doesn't want any other women to go through what her mom is going through.Full Story >
(RNN) - In a story of true American heroism, a Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialist who was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan is teaching America how to hope, love, and persevere in the wake of adversity.
In May, Navy EOD Spc. Taylor Morris was leading a special operations forces team to a classified location when he stepped on an undetected improvised explosive device and lost all four of his limbs.
"As soon as I stepped on it, I knew. There was a moment, then I heard the blast. I felt the heat. I knew I had lost my legs. As I somersaulted through the air, I watched my legs fly off," Morris said in an interview with The Chive.
Morris lost both of his legs, his left arm from the bicep down, and his right hand. The explosion failed to knock him unconscious, but instead of giving into the pain, Morris focused on his comrades.
He stopped the medical team from coming to his rescue until the area could be cleared, in order to protect the lives of those around him. He also asked his partner to call his family and his girlfriend to inform them of what had just happened.
A few days later, Morris was transferred to the Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD, where he would become the fifth person in the history of the hospital to survive a four limb amputation.
Four months after his tragic accident and in the midst of a long and painful rehabilitation process, Morris has done anything but give up.
One of his friends, Tim Dodd, who is a professional photographer and also chronicles Morris' journey on his blog, wrote that from time to time Morris will break the rules just to get more therapy time in.
"He said he didn't even break a sweat with his therapist and wanted more time on the legs. We snuck back in, put his legs on and walked at least a mile and a half," Dodd wrote.
Part of Morris' relentless attitude is due to the endless support and love that he receives from his longtime girlfriend, Danielle Kelly. Kelly and Morris are high school sweethearts and even great adversity could not break their bond.
Kelly quit a job she had received a few days prior to Morris' accident in order to be by his side. And she hasn't left it since. She is just as big of a part of Morris' healing as the doctors are.
"Most days it's in and out of physical therapy, wound care and the prosthetic lab. Danielle is always there and takes as much of the events on herself as she can," Dodd wrote in his blog. "My favorite thing is how even during these routines, they still find time to flirt and continue showing their love to one another constantly."
Through the help of doctors and encouragement from loved ones, Morris has made great progress. He is learning to walk on the most advanced legs offered, the Otto Bock x2s. The x2s have a passive knee joint that can guess what Morris is attempting to do based on where the pressure is on his feet.
Using his new legs, Morris was recently able to make a trip home to Cedar Valley, IA, for a friend's wedding where he was greeted with a homecoming parade and by the end of the trip was even able to share a slow dance with Kelly.
Morris' family has set up the Taylor Morris Recovery Fund to help him pay off secondary expenses beyond the medical expenses that are covered by insurance and assistance from the Navy. They are holding their first official event, "Unstoppable," on Oct. 19 at the Park Place Events Centre in Cedar Falls, IA.
If you would like to follow Taylor's progress or donate to the Taylor Morris Recovery Fund, visit taylormorris.org.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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