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Injured veteran Taylor Morris promoting film about fellow amputee

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Cedar Falls native and injured Navy EOD Taylor Morris is ready to help tell a story very familiar to him.  He'll promote a new documentary film that focuses on a man recovering from similar injuries sustained overseas.

The film is called "Travis: A Soldier's Story," and focuses on US Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, an amputee from Michigan Morris befriended during recovery. Both were injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, and both lost portions of all their limbs as a result of the attacks.

Mills and Morris are two of the just five quadruple amputees in the entire country who sustained their injuries while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

A screening will happen Monday, November 18th in Washington, D.C. open for all members of Congress to attend.  Morris worked with Congressman Bruce Braley to host the screening.

In a release, Braley said, "We realized that Travis' story was important to share with members of Congress, especially around Veterans Day."  Other officials from various veterans' service organizations are also planning to attend.

You can view a trailer for "Travis: A Soldier's Story" here.

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