My treatment and recovery

United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne lost portions of both arms and legs as the result of an IED (improvised explosive device) on April 10, 2012 while on patrol during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is one of just five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive their injuries.

“People call me a hero, but I’m not sure what part of it makes me a hero. I just had a normal day at work that turned ugly,” says Travis in the trailer for Travis: A Soldier’s Story.

Within 20 seconds of sustaining injuries from the blast, fast-working medics secured tourniquets on each of his extremities so that he would not bleed to death. “You worry about what life is going to be like afterwards with all of this…”

Travis’s story sheds light on the daily struggles of wounded veterans; the orthopaedic care he received at the San Diego Naval Base; the difficult rehabilitation process; and the daily challenges he faces as he fights for mobility.

View the trailer for Travis: A Soldier’s Story, an award winning documentary and inspiring true story that intimately looks into the life of a wounded solider as he faces the unimaginable physical and emotional challenges of this life-altering injury.



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One comment

  1. mortgagecrow

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