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Fun -- -- now on army staff sergeant Travis mills a member of the 82 airborne who lost all four of his limbs last week.
In Afghanistan we've been following this story all week along as Travis has returned to the United States.
A sergeant mills was on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.
When he was injured by this IED explosion and he's already had emergency surgery in Germany.
He's back in the United States at Walter reed Army Medical Center in Washington in joining us now on the phone from Washington is a family friend David -- Who's now running -- by the way Travis mills.
Dot org and David we were able to speak to Kelsey Travis his wife on Monday is my understanding that the families getting a briefing right now -- how he's doing what can you tell us about.
His condition right now.
While Travis is in good spirits the -- surgery again this morning to go back and clean up the wounds there and they're open to be able polls at least a couple of up maybe one of the legs or the arms.
-- it Begin.
Certain close so -- latest public instruction was cleared up.
So we're we're -- encouraged by that news.
And like contrast is in great spirits she joked -- alternative nurses and family -- And dual agenda.
-- -- -- -- -- this is an important story for us to follow because -- just one story of so many families that have been affected one way or the other by.
-- their sons or daughters in their service for our.
Our country it dad tell -- a little bit about what you're trying to do -- Travis -- dot org and what this week has been like for you.
Well it's it's definitely.
Had eye opening experience like you said many of the rebel lot of soldiers injured and a lot of them lost their lives in.
In this is just one incidents -- But fortunately -- -- out of this tragedy hopefully.
With the exposure we're getting -- Travis the story.
It'll heighten the awareness.
All the organizations out there that are that are raising funds trying to help these families then.
And the wounded soldiers is very compact and that's basically what we're trying to do is that is Travis was their -- -- -- a lot of expenses.
-- -- -- above the medical expenses.
Of course will be covered by.
Just the traveling back and forth from both the lost work hours of the family and and just expense that you and I can't imagine -- they're gonna have this -- alternate that contrast.
Experience with this so lifelong.
Defense is the student told -- that -- the year yesterday and then.
And so we want to raise enough money that we continue to take care trips and family.
You know the next 4050 years that that he's gonna have hopefully a very enjoyable life.
And we're seeing him with is -- his new daughter clearly she's -- -- then his beautiful wife Kelsey and just real quicker David I'm gonna have to run but there is some issues with the website.
Because there is a lot of traffic I -- -- over the last couple days right now what should people do with they'd like to help.
Well keep trying -- again the web site we've we've we've we've got a new server to -- -- can handle it in.
Hopefully over the next 1248 hours but -- startled the up and running and you should be able to donate electronically if you'd like to do that.
Force then send checks -- to add the address that this was the what.
Well we appreciate the updates add that you in the family has been writing us -- we've been sharing with their viewers and also.
All the -- -- Travis mills died or gotten checking instructor we just to see how he's doing and were wishing him -- his family all the best in you David as well thank you very much.
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