Dear Travis: Daily prayers are being answered for your progress and recovery. At a recent social gathering...the topic of discussion was, 'if you could meet one special person of choice in the world...who would it be? My immediate answer was, "Travis Mills!" Others readily agreed and understood why it would be more meaningful to meet you vs. movie stars and other famed individuals. Thank you for the great inspiration that you provide for SO many throughout the US and especially here in central Michigan. The best of best wishes are with you, your dear wife and precious little daughter.
Carol Wake said:July 6, 2012 4:34 am PST
Travis, thank you for your service to our country, You are a very brave and strong young man. I will keep you in my thoughts. Bless YOU and your family (my donation is on the way). You are a true HERO.
John Jensen said:July 5, 2012 6:22 pm PST
You are an inspiration to myself and my family. Words cannot express the way your courage, sacrifice, and positive attitude effect us. I know you will reach your goal and be there when your guys return. I wish you and your family the best.
SSG Jensen and Family
Jean Ambrosius said:July 5, 2012 4:20 pm PST
Travis I just read your story in our Green Bay Press Gazette. Thank you for serving our country. I am grateful to you. God bless you and your family. I am sending my donation. With love.
Tracey Chapman said:July 5, 2012 11:46 am PST
I am so inspired by your attitude and determination. If more people in the world were like you, it would be a much better place!
I attended a viewing the other day of a friend's son who was a Marine and killed in action in Afghanistan a few weeks ago. It is so heartbreaking since there is nothing I can do to ease her pain or help her through. I came upon an article about Travis Mills the night of the viewing, and then found this site - it was not by accident. I believe it is a way I can help another soldier and his family. I will spread the word in hopes that others will donate too, and this can help ease at least the financial burden you face.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart, you and your family!! May God bless and keep you all, as well as your family that is still over there.
kim szecsi said:July 5, 2012 6:33 am PST
Travis, as the daughter of a Viet Nam vet, I was really touched by your strength, your humility and your grace. Only someone with true grace can look at what you've enfured as a learning experience and as a "bad day at work". The next time I am feeling sorry for myself because of some crappy little thing at work, I have a pic of you on my bulletin board, and I will smile at it and say, "Not as bad as YOUR day though, Mills!!!" I know you have a good sense of humor, and hope you can appreciate that! Thank you, sir. (I'm old enough to be your mom, and you still deserve that!) You are amazing, and you and your family will be my prayers everyday...
God Bless and Keep you.
Kim Szecsi-News Director, KJMT radio
SPC Brittany Waites said:July 4, 2012 9:22 pm PST
You're a brave and courageous man, Im a soldier myself and I dont think I would have the same strength you have to keep pushing foward. I wish you and your family the best and will continue to pray for your recovery.
Teresa Pounds said:July 4, 2012 8:20 pm PST
Thank you for your service. You are a true hero.
L. Waldon said:July 4, 2012 6:35 pm PST
My uncle lost both legs in the Korean war...his wife was pregnant with their first child, a little girl. He had to wear the very clumsy wooden legs back then and it was a struggle. Hard to believe after all these years, young strong men are having to still go into battle and lose their limbs but that is just the way it is. Thank you, Travis, for a debt the public will never be able to repay. You have a beautiful wife and young daughter and I know they will both take good care of you in all the years to come. The best of luck and many blessings hopefully will come your way.
Irene Clark said:July 4, 2012 3:38 pm PST
You must have a Supernatural Friend; because how could you have come this far without one! God bless you & yours.....continue to get beter and better & best!
HM1(SW) Dave Sauer said:July 4, 2012 3:15 pm PST
Hey Bro, I was the lead Corpsman at the Role 3 hospital trauma bay from August 2011- March 2012. We saw alot of you fellas come through our doors and didn't always know how you were after you left us. We did our best for you guys and it's great to see you as motivated as you are. If you and the fam ever come thru Western North Carolina, contact me and you've got a place to stay and relax. Take care!!
Patty said:July 4, 2012 1:19 pm PST
Thank you, all our veterans and their families for what you have given so that we can continue to celebrate America's Independence Day!
Alice said:July 4, 2012 1:17 pm PST
Happy Fourth of July, Travis. I continue to follow your amazing progress, and I continue to pray for you and your family and all of our wounded veterans. Stay strong!!!
Elizetta Waters said:July 4, 2012 12:55 pm PST
I want to thank you for serving our country. You are a brave solider. I want to salute you. I served in the Navy Reserves for 4 years. God bless you and your family. I will keep you and your family in prayers.
Blaine Means said:July 4, 2012 10:30 am PST
I would just like to start by thanking you, for your Service to our great country. I also know that with your positive attitude, you and your family are going to have a great life together. You know what I find amazing, is that almost all of you veterans don't feel like HEROES, as you modestly put it, " Just A Bad Day At Work". I would love to have the opportunity someday to shake your hand and salute you for what you have endured.Travis I hope this Independence Day, all of your family have a wonderful day together. I also salute your wife for being your Loyal, Loving Supporter. You are my HERO Brother, Welcome Home.
Blaine Means, CMSgt, USAF, (Ret)
Viet Nam Vet, 66-67, Wounded Warrior Supporter
Travis B. said:July 4, 2012 10:14 am PST
Thanks for making the 4th of July mean something to us. Rock on, Bro! God Bless you and your family.
Andy K. said:July 4, 2012 9:33 am PST
As the son of an 82nd airborne D-Day veteran, I must say you are the most compelling man I have ever seen. Most of us would have given up at the field hospital; you chose to fight. I think the comments from people that say " you put my problems in perspective" say it all. We all wish we could be you....a true moral compass. Your wife is just as strong as you...she stuck by you when many would walk away....PLEASE HAVE A BETTER LIFE IN THE FUTURE....YOUR FAMILY DESERVES IT!
Love and extreme gratitude and admiration, Andrew G. Kalipetis, New Jersey
F.Gardner in Sault Ste. Marie Mi. said:July 4, 2012 7:37 am PST
Sgt. Mills finding the words to express my gratitude and admiration for you is very difficult, as prior service your words put me in tears. None of us ever join the military with the idea of being called hero's we all do it because we love our country and want to preserve the freedom it stands for by doing our jobs. But sir what makes you a hero in my book is how you are handling the results of your "bad day at work". When I lost a friend to an ied I had begun to lose hope and faith in why our young men like you were over there. But you have reminded me it is to do our job. There are some folks who think it is not our responsibility to preserve freedom, but if we don't do it who will? The answer is nobody and if that is the case then the field is left wide open for basic freedom to be trampled. Thank you for all you have done for our country physically you have given of your body, but mentally you have given of your mind and spirit and I have a feeling that you have only just begun to inspire many, many more. Thank you......
Char--Harper Woods Michigan said:July 4, 2012 6:08 am PST
I just want to wish Travis and his family a wonderful Independence Day. I know you are in NYC this week. I saw your interview on FOX NEWS yesterday, and I am looking forward to seeing you on FOX NEWS with Megan Kelly today. I will enjoy this day remembering all of our wounded worriors , the men and women that are serving our great country and those that have died for our freedom. You have sacrificed so much, but you have such a wonderful atitude, that you will go far in life.
Enjoy the day....
Teresa said:July 3, 2012 11:54 pm PST
Travis, It is 12:49 A.M. on July 4th and I am sitting at my dining room table feeling very depressed. Somehow, I came across your store and I think about your unselfishness and how you went to war to protect the freedom of many young men and women in America. My two sons have been given the freedom and opportunity to attend college because of you. You are my hero and thanks you for being such an inspiration to me, my family, our freedom. Love Mrs. Garcia
Deborah Wallech said:July 3, 2012 11:13 pm PST
I know the Lord is working within you as well as with your family. It would be great if you could relay your life and experience in a book to share with others so they would have it to read when they return from serving overseas. Whether they come back wounded or not, or for people who want to know more about how you are assisted and how you determined to overcome the almost impossible. It is this kind of book that encourages all of us, whether we served of not. Most of us have know or have relatives who have served in the armed forces. I think it also is a great way for people to give their account of how the system works to help our military to recover when they come home. Please consider a book. I am writing a novel, but did not know how to edit it, and my hairdresser said get a dragon. I did not know a Dragan is a computer program you speak into a microphone and it keys the words for you and edits it for you so you do know have to worry about it. I need to go back and do it know since I wrote it before I had several strokes. It is my goal to get it done before next Spring. I do admire you and your wife and your daughter as they are part of your recovery as well. A lot of people would all walk away, but we are glad to see that you are a strong willed person and have your family intact! We know it is hard work but worth every ounce of it! Thanks so much for your inspiration. Most of all thank you for serving our country to help keep us free!
Deborah and David Wallech Sr said:July 3, 2012 11:04 pm PST
We wish you and your family the very best. We know the Lord has a plan for you and your family as well. We admire you for your internal strength and diligence to do your best as you have done for your country and now for your family and yourself. It is wonderful that you will get to see your daughter grow up and she will have both of her parents with her to see her grow up. The Lord works in mysterious ways as both my husband and I have had near death experiences and know we are home to be each other's caregivers. You are a shining example of what you can decide to do and do what you can with what you have and what you are given, instead of dwelling on the have nots. We want you to know that we both are praying for you and your family. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family and we know you will accomplish all you set out to do because you know the Lord is with you and has you here for a reason and a purpose. You, your wife, and daughter all have a reason for being a family and a wonderful family you do have. Thank you for sharing your story so that you can show other members of our armed forces that anything is possible. Thank you for serving for our country as we love the USA and admire those who fight for our freedom every single day and we do not take one day for granted. May God Bless You and Your Family.
Mr. & Mrs. David Lee Wallech Sr
Sgt. Mark Smith said:July 3, 2012 9:41 pm PST
OUTSTANDING attitude young man. Not one much for social media but I was grateful to FB for leading me to this site. Spread that energy far and wide. God bless you and your family.
Ronda Jenkins said:July 3, 2012 9:23 pm PST
I will be thinking of you & all the other brave men & women & service dogs especially on this July 4th when we need more patriots then ever. You are a patriot. Thank you for your service to our great country.
Debbie Phillips said:July 3, 2012 8:32 pm PST
You are a real American Hero! Thank you for your service and love for our country. Prayers and Blessings!
RITU BHARGAVA said:July 3, 2012 7:55 pm PST
Name is Ritu Bhargava and i am from India. Can't explain in words what i went through when i read about you. Great plans are in store for you and your family by his almighty. I shall pray for you everyday and hope to see you in India soon. Reading about you has given me immense strength to rise from my petty issues in life and act for better future.
Bob Kovacs said:July 3, 2012 5:52 pm PST
Dear Travis and Family. After reading your story I can truly say you ARE an American Hero. My prayers are with you, your family and for your continued determination. Thank you so much for your service to your country. You are an inspiration, may God Bless. Bob Kovacs, MSgt USAF (Ret) Vietnam TET
DAN SMITH said:July 3, 2012 5:48 pm PST
TRAVIS AND FAMILY I SIT HERE READING ARTICLES AND WATCHING CLIPS OF YOU AND IT BRINGS A GROWN MAN OF 42 TO TEARS OF JOY THAT THE LORD HAS ALLOWED YOU TO CONTINUE ON IN THIS WORLD AS A WHOLE FAMILY. I RESPECT YOU AND YOUR FELLOW SOLDIER FAMILY AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICES YOU HAVE GIVEN IN ALLOWING MY FAMILY TO BE FREE IN THE GREATEST COUNTRY KNOWN TO MANKIND. ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW YOU PERSONALLY YOU ARE ONE OF MY SUPER HEROS. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR DEFENDING MY FLAG.
Okie Nana said:July 3, 2012 5:44 pm PST
Travis I saw an interview you did and you are an amazing person. I could have listened to you all day, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God has great plans for you.
Pamela Renshaw said:July 3, 2012 5:18 pm PST
Dear Travis and Kelsey -- My husband and I met you and your sweet daughter in the elevator and hallways of Walter Reed in mid-June. We were there to spend time with our son who was also recovering. You saw so many people, but perhaps you'll remember "the woman in the wheelchair with the black service dog." Thank you to both of you for being such blessings to everyone who see your positive spirits. I wish you a continuation of all the best that life can hold.
Mary Marbley said:July 3, 2012 5:05 pm PST
Travis, You and your story is an inspiration to all who are going through anything. You alone, makes our little problems seem so small, when I think of all the times I've complained about a head ache or a tummy ache, I feel so ashamed. Keep doing what you are doing and keep pressing to the limits. You, your wife, and daughter have many blessing ahead of you. This is only te beginning, you have entered another chapter in your life and your later days will be greater than your former days. Keep the faith and never give up. You and your family is in my prayers and I pray for strength in all your endeavors. Be blessed, God is with you.
Joyce McDonald said:July 3, 2012 4:43 pm PST
Travis--You are a true inspiration to us all!!! Keep on smiling that 100 watt smile and know that your sacrifice for our nation will not be forgotten. Continue to heal and thrive. I predict your life will be still be wonderful with your wife and baby and your 4 bionic limbs. God bless you always. Joyce McD.
Ruth Lackey said:July 3, 2012 3:54 pm PST
My Dear Heart Travis, Thank you for the sacrifice you have made in serving in our country's armed forces. May our Lord richly bless you, your precious wife and sweet Chloe. My reading in the Bible this morning was the book The Lamentations of Jeremiah. These words are in Chapter 3 verses 22 and 23: "IT IS OF THE LORD'S MERCIES THAT WE ARE NOT CONSUMED, BECAUSE HIS COMPASSIONS FAIL NOT. THEY ARE NEW EVERY MORNING: GREAT IS THY FAITHFULLNESS."
You and your family are in my prayers. God bless you and grant healing for your body. And may God bless those who are working to make your return to your family, friends and those you love and those who love you a reality.
Kim Houston said:July 3, 2012 3:35 pm PST
Thank you! God bless you and your family. You are a true inspiration. I pray that your story will help others in your position to carry on as you have. Losing good people to war is one thing. Losing them because they can't go on is another. It makes me proud to be an American to see young men "stand up" as you are doing. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!
Tim Grizzle said:July 3, 2012 2:39 pm PST
God bless you SGT Mills - you are an inspirational American!
Oohrah and Hooah!
SGT Grizzle - California State Military Reserves, 2011 - present and LCPL Grizzle - USMC, 1984 - 1988
Diane Ingraham said:July 3, 2012 1:40 pm PST
Dear Travis: After reading the article on you I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts. You are my idea of a true American hero. I hope the road to recovery is a short one for you. Your bravery and dedication to our country is one to be admired. My prayers to you and your family. Thank you for your unselfish service to our country.
Alan Kendrick said:July 3, 2012 12:58 pm PST
Travis - I don't know you bud but I read your story online and first want to say how amazing your story is and your courage in getting better. I don't think I would have it in me to go through what you have. You are an example for others to follow. Bless you and your fine family as you are in my thoughts. Thank you again Travis.
Georgia Elias said:July 3, 2012 12:25 pm PST
I read about you today on AOL. When I last wrote you touched my heart. It made me so happy to read that you fed your baby (turkey and rice) Good for you dear sweet man. Needless to say I am proud of you. You are such an example for all of us. Take care and please know I and millions wish you and your family the best!
Suzanne Hubbell said:July 3, 2012 12:22 pm PST
Hi Travis and family! I saw a picture of you today on FB and it led me to this site where I've been reading about you and your journey. To say that you are an inspiration and a hero is an understatement. I'm married to a soldier and we are the proud parents of a 3 month old boy. YOU are the kind of man I want my son to be like. Someone with your strength, will, character, and courage. Someone who would lay down his life or body for his country. My husband and I are proud to call you our hero. I'm proud that he is your brother in arms. You have a beautiful wife and daughter, and I pray that God continue to bless you with the riches of love in this life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service and sacrifice for me and my family. God bless you.
Laura Greene said:July 3, 2012 12:07 pm PST
God Bless you and your family, and thank you for your service, SSG Mills. You are a remarkable individual.
Carmin Jinks said:July 3, 2012 11:43 am PST
Thank you so much for serving our country. You and your family are very inspiring people. Keep up the good work. I hope you are able to obtain your goal of saluting your unit when they return home. God bless!
Dan Tuuci said:July 3, 2012 11:31 am PST
You Sir are a true American Hero, I will talk of your bravery as we gather for our Nations Birthday.
I will remember your sacrifice and the men who served with you and I will pray for your recovery. You have the thanks of a grateful nation and may God shine his light on you and your beloved wife and family ! You are a man of steel
Semper Fi Bro !
Dan Tucci (USMC 1974-78)
Bobbie Kromeich said:July 3, 2012 11:19 am PST
Thank you !
Pete in NC said:July 3, 2012 11:19 am PST
Sir, we just watched you on Fox news, God Bless You your family, and the Spirit you exhibit is amazing. Its strong Folks like you that make our Nation and Military great.
Godspeed and Thank you for your Service and Sacrafice.
geri and dwight livesay said:July 3, 2012 10:38 am PST
you are a true american hero. we salute you sir ,may god bless you and your family. saw you on fox news. you are awesomecepese
MAJ G Dewey (Ret) ABN said:July 3, 2012 10:25 am PST
Your attitute and fortitude is an inspiration to us all. I know its not easy, but you have the right perspective to make through all this.
God be with you trooper, and to your wife and family
Judy Roberts said:July 3, 2012 10:06 am PST
I saw you on Fox News being interviewed by Jena Lee. Sitting in front of the TV my eyes ware filled with tears. I was lost for words. Your strength, courage and that positive lifting spirit really touched me. You are a truly an American hero!
Thank you so much for your service and for all you and your family has sacrificed.
Wishing you a speedy recovery! And have a Great July 4th.
Judy Roberts, NYC
Dan Timlin said:July 3, 2012 9:59 am PST
Thankyou for your service to our great country. And thankyou for your inspiration and inner strength. I have been teaching martial arts here in Michigan for over 30 years and people call me Sifu or "Sensie" which means teacher. Today Travis, you are the Sensie, you are the teacher. I learned from you today as did many others. Follow your path and God be with you and your family.
Bunker Davis said:July 3, 2012 9:54 am PST
I just saw you on Fox news and you gave me inspiration to do more. I'm an upside down quadriplegic and you have giving me the courage to work on getting out of my wheel chair and walk again. Thank you for your service to your country, and giving hope to others. May God bless you, Bunker
Brad and Teri Jones -Lodi, CA said:July 3, 2012 9:20 am PST
We just watched you on FOX and you have the greatest spirit and sense of humor. The goals that you have to stay on and be an instructor and be able to salute your fellow soldiers when they come back is outrageously cool!!! Your wife,daughter, and family are amazing and very lucky. Keep up the good work.