Hope you and the family are doing okay. Have not seen any updates for a while. I pray for you all everyday and want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Your friend Marjorie Grover From Farmington Maine
Cynthia Miller said:November 28, 2012 11:28 am PST
Dear Travis and family, You are indeed an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your service to the country. My prayers for you and your family are for strength, hope, laughter, love, and for prosperity. May the Lord bless you and keep you, to make His face to shine upon you and to be gracious to you, and He lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.
Larry Deason said:November 27, 2012 6:47 pm PST
God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service to our Country. Your courage, tenacity as well as your sacrifice are an inspiration to those of us from previous wars. I saw your picture on Face Book and it brought both joy and old memories full of anger that I still carry and have never been able to completely forget, then I see an inspiration like you and my physical and mental wounds seem insignificant. ...............Sgt. Larry W. Deason, SR. USMC 1966/69
Nell Bush said:November 27, 2012 5:56 pm PST
I know you don't know me, but I am so proud of your service for our country. I am so sorry that this happened to you. My prayers are with you and your family. I admire you bright smile through all this. I admire your service for our country. I wished someday I could meet you and be able to shake your hand. I have a nephew who served over in Afghanstan 2 times and might have to go again. I will keep you in my prayers continually. May God continually be with you and your family. In Christian Love, Nell Bush
Bob "Veteran" Mims said:November 27, 2012 4:18 pm PST
SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI
(Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever)
Bob "Veteran" Mims
Briana Schendel said:November 26, 2012 6:41 am PST
Dear Travis, I would like to tell you this, you are my inspiration in life. I am a senior in high school and for my English class I have to write a 4 page paper on who inspires me in life. I had no one in this world who inspired me outside of my family. I stumbled across you and my whole output on life changed by reading your story. You are truly an inspiration to many and a hero to all. Your wife is a very supportive person. So I've decided to do my paper on you and your family. Take care.
Hi Travis, Kelsey, and Chloe, Hope everyone is doing well. I miss seeing updates; however, I'm sure you are very busy and have very active schedules. Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving! Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers.
Shawn Bason said:November 10, 2012 9:37 am PST
Travis i just met you on the redline train i was on my way to work at NIH and you were on your way to the mall. You have made my day i came to work and all i have done is talk about you and your lust for life. first i want to thank you for fighting for our country and give it your all i will wear this bangle for the rest of my life .... keep smiling and again thank you...
Deborah Rehnstrom said:November 9, 2012 8:22 am PST
Where do I start. You inspire me beyond belief. I am so proud of you! You are a true Warrior and Hero. I will hold you up with positive thoughts and prayers. May God keep you and your family safe and in the palms of HIS hands. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your service and sacrifice. America's Warriors are the finest this country has to offer. God Bless you always.
Tracey Neary said:November 9, 2012 6:13 am PST
Thank you could never be enough, words could never express our undying gratitude for you. It is because of Warriors like you that make me proud to be an American. Thank you for sharing your story, your life.... it is an inspiration. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. As long as there is breath in my body yours and all those who have served, sacrificed, and paid the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. We are forever indebted....
Janice Mihora said:November 8, 2012 4:21 am PST
The on-line edition of the Atlantic Monthly has an amazing photo essay of Afghanistan. Pictures 33 & 34 are of Travis: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/11/afghanistan-october-2012/100398/
Thomas said:November 8, 2012 2:26 am PST
Vous nous donnez une grande leçon de courage, j'admire la façon dont vous faites face à cette épreuve.
Un très grand BRAVO et surtout garder toujours le sourire et surtout le moral !
Un Français admiratif.
deb collins said:November 5, 2012 9:13 pm PST
Hello Travis, was leed to your site from a friend. Jessica you visted her husband Eddie(Flip) what an awesome thing to do. I hope that helps their family know that even the toughest life challenges can be handled. You are an inspiration to so many others I wish you and your family the best and thank you for sharing your story.
diane said:November 5, 2012 12:47 pm PST
Hi Travis, Kelsey and Chloe. Hope everything is fine with you all. The holidays are approaching soon and I hope to see some holiday pictures. Again Travis, you have a wonderful family!!
Gary & Mary Lou Cooper said:November 5, 2012 8:13 am PST
Travis and family,
First of all, thank you , for your service and sacrifice that you have done for "ALL" of America.
I saw your article, done by Mike Householder, (Associated Press) in our local paper and was so moved.
May God continue to give you and your family the strength needed for each day.
Marjorie Grover said:November 5, 2012 6:26 am PST
Hope all is going well for you all. Have not seen any recent updates but know you are very busy. Good luck in all you do and the same for Kelsey and Chloe too. She is such an adorable little girl. Love to all Your friend in Maine
Hi Travis, Kelsey, and Chloe, I hope everyone managed to stay safe during the storm last week. Hope you are all doing well and continue to make progress every day. Keeping you always in thoughts and prayers.
Brian "Lackey" Ugalde said:November 2, 2012 11:58 am PST
Hi Travis, after hearing about your story, it would be a real honor to get to meet you one day. I would love to sport your name for my 10k race in 2 weeks and help spread the funding efforts. I love your outlook despite your condition, and it is truly inspiring. I want to take that into my upcoming race to represent you. Thank you so much for your service, and for being "Travis-y" :)
marie said:November 1, 2012 1:02 pm PST
It is almost every day I think about your wonderful family and Courage. I guess your house will be built very soon?
You forever will be in my prayers for those times you will feel weaker. God Bless You All Happy Thanksgiving soon
Steve Lopez said:October 23, 2012 5:38 pm PST
Greeting from California Travis,
I came across a video of yours, amazing, I'm glad you made it back and it's great to see that you have come a very long way from that fateful day. Great to see another brother in arms come back from that place. I wish you the best,
Devin said:October 22, 2012 10:54 am PST
Hi, I m a Lions fan and somehow i got attached to your story. Man, I havent seen anyone with a big smile on their face like you. A big man with a big smile inspired me because of the courage, devoted and great attitude. you beat the odds. you rocks. thanks for sharing!
Travis, Kelsey, and Chloe, Hope everyone has had a good week. Keeping you always in thought and prayers as you continue to move forward.
Shannon Bolton said:October 20, 2012 6:19 pm PST
Travis, my family and I met you today at Food Lion, and I have to say that you are a true inspiration to us all. I enjoyed your peaceful spirit and willingness to answer my son's questions. Your sister's post was right...your smile truly does brighten an entire room. From one Army family to another thank you for your service, and we pray God's continual blessings upon you and your family.
nik said:October 20, 2012 2:33 pm PST
Hey man my name is Nik I work at blacks tire on post u came in today for an oil change on your sweet ass van... Hey I just wanna let u know that your an insperation I was laying on my sofa running my fingers through my babys hair and the first thing that came to mind is you. I realised you can't take things in life for granted. if your ride ever needs anything u come see me and I will help u out ... The least I could do is pay for your oil change... thank you for your service
Christine Sass said:October 20, 2012 1:13 pm PST
Thank you for your service and great sacrifice for our country. We live in the best country in the world and soldiers such as yourself are what makes it so. Wishing you and your beautiful family all the very best. God Bless you.
Karl Bond said:October 16, 2012 10:51 am PST
I would just like to say a big well done to your fortitude and determination. May your adaptation to your new normal be filled with joyous moments spent with family and friends. Being a soldier has always come with risks and it is how you deal with those risks and the possible consequences that set individuals like yourself apart from the rest. You are a true inspiration and I send the very best wishes to you and your family. Oh and if you are ever down Melbourne, Australia way, It would be an honour to have you knock on my door. A hero in every sense of the word.
diane said:October 15, 2012 7:18 am PST
Hi Travis, Kelsey and Chloe! Hope you are doing fine. I am so happy that you is back at your hometown Travis. You look great! I am so happy for you. Hopefully, one day I will be able to meet you. You are an inspiration to me. I enjoy looking at the pictures that is posted on the blog. Chloe is growing! She is so cute. Take Care!
Travis, I saw your story on CBS news and I continue to be amazed and inspired by your positive attitude and constant smile! It looks like the people of Vassar went all out to give you the homecoming you deserved with alot of love and support. You are truly an inspiration to everyone! You and your family have won the hearts of all of us who continue to follow your incredible journey. Thoughts and prayers always.
Nikki Schnell said:October 14, 2012 3:20 pm PST
I recently was faced with an athletic injury, caused from running, and I was really feeling sorry for myself until I stumbled across your story. After reading about your battles and visiting your website to get a better understanding as to what you have been able to overcome; I am truly inspired and motivated to appreciate what I have and work hard to press on with all of my endeavors. It is crazy how the story of a complete stranger can be so moving. Thank you for being such a great example. I am from a small town (more like village) in WI, currently living in Tampa, FL, and I must say that there is no greater gem than being from a small town. YOU are not just a small town hero but a hero to the world. You are in my prayers! Stay positive and God will contine to favor you. HOPE, FAITH, and LOVE!
SSgt Lisa Daniels said:October 14, 2012 10:20 am PST
I will never forget the first time I saw you. You were in Afghanistan and you came thru my operating room. I remember saying to you "Hang in there Travis we will do everything in our power to get you home". We then started your surgery. I do not personally know you and you do not know me but we have a bond. I do my very best not to think about that day because my heart is crushed every time I think of you along with every other service member that came thru our hospital. But several of us were worried about the life you would have. You are beyond amazing with your determination! You are just another piece that puts my heart back together knowing you are living to the fullest. Just know that you have a special place with 50 other people who constantly think about that day. We all pray for you and your family!
Frank Davis said:October 12, 2012 8:43 am PST
I am a Vietnam veteran and reaching the age of appreciation for all the seriously wounded. You truly deserve far more than you will ever receive. My prayers are with you and your family as you return to the life you were taken away from.
Gary Rich said:October 12, 2012 4:07 am PST
As a Vietnam/Dessert Storm Vet, and a health care worker, and a rider with the Patriot Guard, I honor you, Travis, and thank you for your service. Welcome home!!
Briana Pink said:October 11, 2012 3:24 pm PST
THANK YOU & GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!
What an inspiration! Much love from Minnesota, looking forward to all the updates. Continued prayers and well wishes your way.
buster carlile said:October 11, 2012 3:23 pm PST
Travis you are truly an American hero. America can never repay you for the sacrifice you have made, but I sure hope America tries. You deserve all that America can give. God bless you.
Lisa Hanson said:October 11, 2012 3:22 pm PST
I saw your story with Scott Pelley on the evening news tonite. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION and an amazingly strong individual! God Bless you for your sacrifice. I just don't have enough words to convey how amazed I was by your story. Love, blessings to your family!!
William Lamkin said:October 11, 2012 3:20 pm PST
Travis, and Family
I just saw your story on the news, and I must say I was moved to tears. As a fellow veteran, I owe you my heartfelt gratitude, and appreciation. Your service and your sacrifice has and will continue to touch so many. When I thank God for his many blessings, you Travis, will be added to them.
Hank Bird said:October 11, 2012 3:08 pm PST
Travis --thank you for your service and for the sacrifice you have made. You and your wife are truly an inspiration! I can see and feel your strength . God bless you and your family!
Karen Little said:October 11, 2012 3:05 pm PST
What an amazing man you are Travis, and a wonderful inspiration to every American. Thank you so much!
Jim Parker said:October 11, 2012 3:03 pm PST
Just watched you on the news, God Bless You. Thank you for your service, you are a true hero.
Charles Wendel said:October 11, 2012 9:58 am PST
Just read about you on the Lions website. I'm here in central Ohio and have followed the Lions my whole life. I too have family and friends that have served or presently in Afghanistan. You truly are an inspiration to all! What matters is looking forward, not forgetting what is important and "you'll do just fine". I now will follow your journey like I have the Lions. Thank you for being you. Craig
Peggy Anthony said:October 11, 2012 5:42 am PST
Hi Travis Thank You so much for coming back to your home town.You and your family are amazing,it looks like everyone had a good time. I am very proud of you thank you for serving are country. I grew up on Hanes road in Vassar. Your dad use to ride his bike with myself and others.We always had such a good time. I have very fond memories of growing up on Hanes road. My nehew Matthew Piazza got to meet you last Friday at the game he was very honored to meet you Someday he also would like to serve his country and become a Marine.Thank You so Much for taking the time and talking to him.I work at Wolverine Human Serivces I work in the school we also with boys put yellow ribbons up and sent you cards. Maybe sometime on your next visit you can come out visit my school.I wish you all the best.You are truely an American Hero God Bless you and your family.
Dear Travis and Kelsey, It looks like your Vassar homecoming was amazing!! Thank you for posting the interviews you gave to the local TV channels. I was very happy to see that your homecoming made the front page of my hometown newspaper in Hendersonville, NC (western NC) on Friday. You deserve to be on the front page of every newspaper! Chloe probably liked all the attention too! She is such a little sweetheart! You are making such great progress. I'm sure it is hard work but with the support from family and friends and your positive attitudes you will make it! Keeping you all in prayers always.
Mary Short said:October 8, 2012 12:03 pm PST
My son has served for the past 22 years. I know some of the strengths of a soldier but, you are a true hero. I am inspired by your courage, strength, committment to family, and focus. I will keep all of you in my prayers. My God bless you and your family. Take care and keep inspiring others.
Leah said:October 7, 2012 11:11 pm PST
You are amazing. Your wife is amazing. Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity. God bless you and your family.
Debra A. said:October 7, 2012 3:18 pm PST
Thank you for your unwavering devotion to our country!
I'm thankful people are rallying behind you and your
family. I feel humbled by your story. Only good will come from your courage and story. Prayers for you, your family and your brother still serving....
Stanley said:October 7, 2012 1:44 am PST
words can't describe for all you have givin !!! and if your ever in oklahoma and need anything you give me a holler and i will come no matter 5802305407 thanks and have a good morning
Rod Combs said:October 6, 2012 6:32 am PST
Tough soldier. Your reward will be far greater than the pain and suffering you have had. In Jesus name I pray Amen
Mary Hinds said:October 5, 2012 7:14 pm PST
WOW...we saw you on Fox news today!!! It was a wonderful segment and showed Travis' progress beautifully!! What a joy to see the homecoming. My favorite pix was of the elderly "soldier" standing before Travis, looking like he was about to salute. How touching that must have been.
Nurse Kellee said:October 5, 2012 4:04 pm PST
You are why we are blessed here in the USA. Thank you for all you and your family sacrifice everyday. You are a strong and inspirational hero. I was blessed to have the 82nd Airborne next to me in HAITI after the earthquake so we could provide medical care. Never have I met such dedicated and brave men and women. It was an honor to know them and if ever I can help in my own way I said I would. So now is the time I start. I will continue now to support your cause even if it is just donating in monetary ways to wounded soldiers. Thank you and all the 82nd Airborne. Hoorah...