Quadruple amputee soldier takes his first steps
DALLAS – Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills lost all four limbs to an IED in Afghanistan on April 10.
But an inspiring video posted on his Facebook page last week shows the quadruple amputee soldier walking a track, wearing a backpack, pulling a chain attached to a weight.
He was walking on his prosthetic legs, swinging one of his two prosthetic arms.
“They gave me legs and arms to use, so why not use them and make the best of the situation I’m in?” he told WFAA from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
“I’m doing this because my daughter wouldn’t give up on me. She’s really young, and I wouldn’t give up on her,” he said. “Or anybody else, of course, because there’s a whole country and a nation is behind me.”
See the report on Travis Mills and community efforts to support him at WFAA/Dallas-Fort Worth.
Read an earlier American Homecomings post on Travis Mills: Veteran who lost limbs in Afghanistan pushes limits in rehab