Travis, I know your wonderful sense of humor and good spirits will always shine through just like it did when we served together. God bless. We are very proud of you and your family. Keep it up brother.
Sandrine Panunzi said:August 11, 2012 8:29 am PST
I heard about your website when I was browsing the WMZQ Country channel website for upcoming concerts...As I read your story, tears came down my face and I wanted to say that you are a true hero and words cannot describe the ultimate sacrifice you made in Afghanistan...You have such a great attitude on life and despite the circumstances, you are keeping your chin up and a smile on your face...You are truly an amazing man and it's so touching to see that so many people including friends, family, communities who have been giving you moral support and are there for you every steps of your recovery...My older brother was a US MARINE for 15 years...By the way, me and my brother are originally from France and moved to the US 23 years ago to learn English and moved here with our grandparents and w...God bless you, your wife Kelsey and your daughter Chloe and keep up those spirits!!! I admire your courage and you really inspired me and many others!!!
Take care, Sandrine
Charlotte said:August 10, 2012 2:13 pm PST
You are in my very best thoughts. I hope the military is doing all that they can to give you good help. My husband served for 28 years.
diane said:August 7, 2012 4:26 am PST
Hi Travis, Kelsey and Chloe,
Hope all is well with you all. Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you all! I know Chloe is growing more each day. As always take care!!!
Blake Carpenter said:August 6, 2012 8:16 pm PST
I'm a former Red Devil from the 2d508th (1974-78) and I just wanted to let you know, that you and your family are in my prayers daily. I wish you could have seen the number of people who came out to honor you on 7/28/2012 in Dallas. The roads were lined by people standing waving flags in the 100+degree Texas Sunshine. All the Way my Brother, ALL THE WAY.
Nina A. Thiboutot said:August 5, 2012 6:19 pm PST
Hi Travis, Just want you to know you are in my prayers for all your sacrifices, there are no words to express my Thanks to you for serving our country. Stay strong, you have so much to live for, your beautiful wife and little girl are there for you. I am the biggest patriot you can't imagine, my heart goes out to all that serve our country. Thanks agan, Yours sincerely Nina
Travis, I hope you've had a good week. I'm sure you have been working hard and pushing yourself forward. I think of you, Kelsey, and Chloe often and keep you all in my daily prayers. Keep up the good work and you will accomplish your goals. This past week on the local news it was announced that two young men from our surrounding area made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan for our country so there are many grieving hearts. Again, I say thank you for all you have done for us and for the many sacrifices you and your family have made so we can live the lives we enjoy. God bless you and those you love.
David Marsh said:August 5, 2012 4:20 pm PST
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gayle said:August 5, 2012 4:15 pm PST
hey Travis I Just Wanted to say u are a hero to me and my family Thank You Hope U get better
Sharron Zachry Withers said:August 4, 2012 11:38 am PST
I emailed photos from the bike run (7/28) to the "info" address. I hope you got them and they made you smile.
You have a lot of people in your corner who really care. Keep making those huge strides in your recovery process!
YOU ARE SUCH A HERO IN SO MANY WAYS!
Henke Tuppe said:August 4, 2012 1:06 am PST
I am amazed, after all that you have been through that you have the attitude you do, you may end up at 6'4" again but your way taller in my book. You are an inspiration to the rest of us sir.
shelly said:August 3, 2012 12:10 pm PST
Travis - I was deployed at the same time as you. I was the OIC for an R&R flight shortly following your accident. I had watched the news online and heard about your horrific accident, yet amazing morale. The R&R flight consisted of Soldiers stationed at the same FOB you were in when the accident occured. They told me the story of your accident and the way the entire installation rushed to help you the only way they could..by donating their own blood. As this senior NCO told your story... and the way the Soldiers came together to assist.....tears ran down his cheeks thinking of the sentiment. I wanted you to know how much people care about. You are truly an inspiration, and I am extremely proud of you!!
KSM said:August 3, 2012 10:59 am PST
Hello Travis and Co. :) It has been too long since I last wrote, but we do check in daily, and continue to include you all in our prayers. Ya''ll are all such an inspiration, and we are amazed at your progress and your spirit! Thank you all, and take care!
Pam Moore said:August 3, 2012 7:58 am PST
Travis, what an amazing spirit and attitude you have. Thank you for your service to help protect me and my family from those that wish us harm here in the USA. We'll keep you in our prayers in that you continue reaching your goals. God Bless you and your family.
The Moore Family from Barnesville, GA
amy said:August 3, 2012 6:07 am PST
way to go travis! those video's are awesome! i know you put smile on everyones faces that watch those videos! nxt you will be dancing like a pro!
Colleen Jordan said:August 1, 2012 9:17 am PST
Please look up Travis Botkin at Walter Reed. He really needs support and encouragement. Lost one leg and they are trying to save the other.
I had the honor of riding in the ride Sat with the rest of my brothers and sisters in the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. You are an inspiration and amaze me with your rapid progress in recovery. Keep up the good work and stay strong. We support you.
Laura Hunter said:July 30, 2012 2:48 pm PST
Travis, you are doing great. It is wonderful to see! I love seeing your smile on the videos and seeing your enthusiasm as you experience your triumphs. You are an inspiration to us!
Sergeant Mills, keep up the spirit and will to succeed. You are an example for others to follow. We enjoyed the charity ride on Saturday from Storkers, even in spite of the heat. God Bless you, your family, and Texas
Jocelyne Wakefield said:July 29, 2012 4:53 pm PST
Travis, thank you for providing the links to the videos. It is great to see you up and walking. Keep moving forward. You have alot of people behind you cheering you on!! You make us all proud to be Americans! I continue to keep you and your family in my daily prayers asking God to provide the necessary strength and courage in the days, months, and years ahead. God bless you, your family, and all our wounded warriors as you rebuild your lives.
Col Ben Ungerman said:July 29, 2012 12:31 pm PST
Travis, what a great pleasure to meet you, and your father (having lunch) today at Reagan National Airport. Your sense of humor, spirit about your situation and what happened to you is an inspiration and example to me and many others, I am sure. Please keep telling your story and being the positive, courageous, spirited person I met today!! Thanks for inspiring and motivating me, by just being who you are!
God Bless you and your family! Ben Ungerman
mike whelpley said:July 29, 2012 8:50 am PST
wow what a strong young man .you make me proud to be an American .i wish you all the best and wish someday to meet you and thank you in person for all you done and still do you Travis are a true hero thank you
Anna G. said:July 29, 2012 4:33 am PST
Found out about your story because of the ride yesterday and watched some media coverage. I will keep this short. First and foremost thank you of course for defending my freedom but for also being the example you are today. See I just lost the 5 toes are my right foot and became extremely depressed until I heard of your courage. So I'm missing some toes and you part of some limbs. But this is OUR new reality! and today because of you I am a bit more greatful! We both have so much to carry on for. Thank you. A grandma from DFW.
Marjorie Grover said:July 29, 2012 4:22 am PST
Travis you are amazing and awesome with the progress you are making. You must be way ahead of what they expect from you. Keep up the good work. I just love watching and reading of your progress and you are so lucky to have Kelsey and Chloe by you side plus all the other family and friends. God Bless you all
juan aka jon quiros said:July 28, 2012 12:48 pm PST
Psalm 139 Travis to your faimly n friends & all you who servein & out of uniform. Spouses who stay behind. Continued blesings All our children & spouses my wife & I. Army, Navy,Air Force,Marines..Thank You All
Michael Elliott said:July 28, 2012 8:58 am PST
Thank you for you service and sacrifice. May God continue to pour out his love and strenghen you as you are on the road to recovery.
Jackie Rangel said:July 28, 2012 7:47 am PST
I do not have the words you deserve, just know you are in the hearts of many, THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU!
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Darla Gray said:July 28, 2012 4:45 am PST
Thank you so much Travis for your service to our Country and keeping this a safe place for me and my children! Your bravery is admirable and your strength, beyond measure! I proudly ride my bike today along side many of my friends that enjoy the same freedoms because of you and your many sacrifices!!! God Bless the Mills Family!!
The Rusty Beagle said:July 27, 2012 9:26 pm PST
Looking forward to the ride tomorrow! We have a large group meeting at The Rusty Beagle Sports Grill in Lewisville off 407 at 7am tomorrow before we head to strokers and will be serving free breakfast to anyone who would like to join! Thanks again SSGT Mills for everything you have done for our country and the great sacrifice you made so we can enjoy our freedom today. You are an amazing person and and inspiration to us all! God bless!
Mrs.Schaaf said:July 27, 2012 3:44 pm PST
Hey Lil Stinker Boy I haven't been able to get through to you on this site, so trying again. Think of you every day and keeping you and your beautiful girls in my prayers. Love Ya
Hey Lil Stinker Boy, I've been trying to get through for the last 2 weeks hope this works. Think of you and praying for you and your beautiful girls. Love ya
Karl Remick said:July 25, 2012 7:02 am PST
Just got done reading your story and watching the news clips. I just wanted to say thank you for defending our country and having such a positive outlook on life. We feel honored to contribute to your cause this weekend at the American Legion in running the dart event to raise funds for you and your family.
Thank you again from all of us at the American Darters Association
diane said:July 24, 2012 4:58 am PST
Hi Travis, Kelsey and Chloe,
I am happy to see in your pictures that you all are doing well.
Look like you are having some fun! I am so happy for you. Keep on sending pictures.
Paul peterson said:July 23, 2012 1:25 pm PST
Hi Travis just a quick note to say it was an honor to meet and talk to you on the boat for wounded warriors. Your strength and tireless energy are motivational. Thank you for all you have sacrafised for our country. My son Travis has your braclet around his ankle and each day i see him with i am reminded of you. Good luck with moving forward with your challenges i know you Will tackle them with all you have.
Bryan Campbell said:July 23, 2012 4:35 am PST
Thank you for everything you've done for our country. With family and friends over there, I am very appreciative of everything you and all those in uniform do for us everyday. Again, thank you.
Jocelyne Wakefield said:July 22, 2012 4:38 pm PST
Travis, I hope you are doing well and getting stronger each day. Just want to let you know that you ,Kelsey, and Chloe are in my thoughts and prayers each day. Travis, I know you will achieve your goal of standing and saluting your soldiers when they return home later this year. They will be so proud of you as we all are!!
Pete said:July 20, 2012 8:37 pm PST
I would like to thank you for protecting my freedom and for all that you have sacrificed. You are a true hero to me and have inspired me. I pray for you and your family and I am honored to donate to your cause. Thank you :)
kathy said:July 20, 2012 3:12 pm PST
Thank you so much for sharing your life experience with all of us. You have absolutely changed how I live my life. Travis, You and your whole family are all in my daily thoughts and prayers. God Bless! kb
Will Wilkinson said:July 17, 2012 8:06 pm PST
A true inspiration. Not enough thanks can be given to you and all the service men and women, that give all that they have, so we can have the freedoms that we have. Thank you. You are, and will forever be, a hero to many. Keep your chin up and keep keepin on my brother.
Jackie Sprowl Frankenmuth, MI said:July 11, 2012 6:47 am PST
Hello Mills family, So glad to see how awesome you are doing. Its truely amazing how far you have come in such a short time Travis! There is a softball tournament in Vassar this weekend that your classmates are putting on for your family that my husband is playing in. He is SO honored to be a part of it. He is having special shirts made from a company called Them shirts.....they make awesome designs so i cant wait to see what they send him. Keep up the good work and we love see all the videos that are posted!
diane said:July 11, 2012 4:17 am PST
Hi Travis, Kelsey and Chloe,
Hope you all are doing fine. Travis I seen the media clip of you and the other wounded warriors on 4 Jul 12, you all look great!!
I love the great spirit that you all have! God has wonderful plans for all of you! Take Care!!!
Harrison said:July 9, 2012 5:00 am PST
Haven't been on here in a while. I'm amazed in your progress and strength. You and your family are an inspiration to all!
Jocelyne Wakefield said:July 8, 2012 4:17 pm PST
Travis, I saw your interview with Jenna Lee and you look great! I just wish the interview had been longer. I also saw you and the other wounded warriors on America Live with Megyn Kelly on July 4th. The segment was so appropriate for that day. We were celebrating the independence that you and your brothers and sisters in arms have preserved for us and continue to do so today. I have watched the videos several times because I never get tired of hearing your inspiring stories of courage, bravery, and strength to get through what you all have endured. You and your fellow wounded warriors are an inspiration to us! We may think we have bad days sometimes but it is nothing compared to what you have all been through. I hope you, Kelsey, and Chloe enjoyed your stay in New York. Continue to stay strong for each other and my prayers continue for you.
Cathy Grindell said:July 8, 2012 12:36 pm PST
WOW! I reviewed your updates and Travis, you are so amazing. Nothing seems to stand in your way!!! Our family sends their warmest regards. You and all wounded vets have our support. :)
Toni Niles said:July 8, 2012 7:54 am PST
Was checking on your family and took a few minutes to watch your media clips. SOOOOO Amazing and moving and inspiring. Thinking of you guys everyday. God Bless you
Alvaro L Casiano, JR. said:July 7, 2012 12:39 pm PST
You are a hero and my family and I hope you get better soon.
Dorothy Esckelson said:July 6, 2012 6:33 pm PST
I'm from your home town of Vassar. I have watched your recovery with shared tears and awe at your courage and strength. You remain in our prayers. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, never think it was for nothing or that it isnt appreciated. My cousin chris esckelson died in Irac right before his 23rd birthday. I understand committment and sacrifice. I am so grateful you were able to come home. Not the way you wanted and it wont be easy, but your wife and daughter and family and friends will be here for you, even strangers like me, who just are grateful and understand freedom ISNT free. THANK YOU!!!
Anita DeCourval said:July 6, 2012 1:14 pm PST
I am in awe of your strength and bravery. I have been thinking of you for months and finally sat down to research your progress. My donation is in the mail and I intend to get others to donate as well. Bless you, Travis, and the entire Mills Family. God Bless all our soldiers.
Kevin Caskey said:July 6, 2012 7:20 am PST
The sacrifice that you and others have made is what keeps our country free and safe. As we all know, freedom is not free. Thank you for your service. Stay strong,
John & Marsha Smith, Flora Vista, NM said:July 6, 2012 6:56 am PST
Greetings from the "sticks"! Thank you is not enough. You are my hero doesn't cover it. I honestly don't think words can convey what we have in our hearts and minds for you (it's all good,I promise)! God bless you. And God bless your brothers and sisters in arms. For all returning,wounded and lost heros.If my arms weren't too short I'd hug you all at once!!