A News Features Health Non Profits — 11 November 2014

Travis A Soldier's Story Facebook HeaderThis Veterans Day, one soldier’s story will be seen across the country, on the big screen.

Travis: A Soldier’s Story is a documentary follows the true story of Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne, as he deals with the life-changing injuries he sustained while serving his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. Just one of five quadruple-amputees to return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Travis lost portions of both arms and legs on April 10, 2012 as the result of an improvised explosive device.

“People call me a hero, but I’m not really sure what part of it makes me a hero – I just had a normal day at work that turned ugly.” says Travis.

According to the film’s website, “Travis’s story sheds light on the daily inward and outward struggles of our wounded veterans and the difficult rehabilitation processes they face; and Travis’s openness and incredible perseverance will change us to look at the way we deal with our own personal trials in life.”Metro-Ad

The film was produced by Fotolanthropy, a non-profit organization comprised of photographers and cinematographers “committed to sharing the inspiring true stories of individuals and families facing difficult life circumstances.”

Using crowd-funding, and through generous support from organizations such as Veterans Airlift Command (who flew in several soldiers who were with Travis on April 10th), Fotolanthropy was able to film the award-winning documentary in only 3-and-a-half days.

“If my story helps somebody and helps them get through a bad time, than that’s not a bad thing.”

Travis will be present at a Veterans Day Red Carpet Screening and Benefit in Dallas, at the Majestic Theatre.

Click Here to view the trailer and to find showings near you.


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