Quadruple amputee's road to recovery after Afghan blast
Sgt. Travis Mills speaks out on 'Happening Now'
- Duration 6:09
- Date May 30, 2012
Sgt. Travis Mills speaks out on 'Happening Now'
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We are so excited about the next story because it's a very.
Import an update for you -- a few weeks ago we first introduced you to 25 year old Travis -- -- staff sergeant mills was on his third -- In Afghanistan.
I'm back in April when an IE dean took all four of his land -- on April 10.
-- we joined the story when mills is on his way back home to the states and has stayed -- his family and friends and pass along our periodic updates.
And throughout the last several weeks there's certainly been a lot of ups and downs but also a lot of progress you're seeing some of their prior -- screen fact.
I Travis -- in about with his wife Kelsey -- -- jam.
He's getting ready for prosthetics.
And he's not giving driving lessons take a look at -- Just one inch drill here and -- article rating -- with me it was a wonderful off.
And then that's in the car.
You don't see it that little clearly just grabs it starts grabbing.
The wheelchair right -- -- are -- herself Travis mills joins us on the phone right now I hope you had a seatbelt -- -- Travis.
-- I definitely -- he -- now in this video I had a going to spread around.
Good show and other video the issue is his laughing your head off -- will look like -- so so much fun with EO.
We're so happy to -- Travis just just -- are -- doing.
I'm doing really good a look I mean.
Moved pretty quick there's place I can't get a bet you don't doesn't get better and being here I guess.
Perhaps build support in my -- And my my dad here in my mother monster up and out so that helped them.
I'm -- -- them do really good.
There's been and so many different milestones that -- had over the last several weeks and I understand there is -- -- really important one today I think we showed it got some pictures of that.
And you were able -- to stand up a little bit yourself today.
Yeah well I hope I left -- left.
I can't think getting -- but I think I'll just didn't fit properly -- he had to go back and make you want my right when did.
You know they would go to 45 degrees in and feel like would like to have a little bit of weight on me and I didn't start off with that little spot -- it does.
They're shorted some gonna be about you know maybe -- put thirty.
And that small Protestant.
They're great but yet -- them it's really exciting.
-- in my hand either Friday or next week now start opening clothing and the other grabbed doors and the news really cool stuff but that so.
I'm progressing for you I'm based I developed and what happened involved -- future.
But how often is your wife by the way.
-- I mean but I must based elect the champion.
-- she does it I went up myself -- he -- a I drove my favorite and I did she ever it was they you know it's it -- -- -- -- public I would tell people don't -- it's okay.
Here's Travis what I tried to Tauziat couple weeks ago you were just headed back -- -- Walter -- in and she said two things.
-- US on the air she said -- that you Steiger sent the humor you -- is traveling up from Germany but apparently just had the nurses over there and stitches and Johnson said that it was really important to you.
That you send a message cheer guys out there is there anything you like to say I -- your teammates.
Actually had been in contact with another chance -- with a couple of my last night.
And I just amid them and I would salad there I was -- to navigate the Monday unable can't you know and had a bad day at work but.
Every now and then you have to have -- alert -- And I that there weren't had become activists states you know.
I missed them I would that would there has been found that I'm pulling my wife and I baby.
It's good either way I guess I mean I like have my arms my -- but without technology out there and everything they're doing for me I'm gonna be able to drive walk.
I can still thought and I thought that my money -- heading to hit the space.
-- let's talk about that money -- for a second Travis because I hear when your goals is to cohost a show.
I -- -- that troop.
The guy you know I -- need to -- -- -- suddenly against -- Can I -- a -- that John can take a break in any time you wanna come in to Fox News in.
You know -- -- issues share the sat with me with all good pleasure hearing more more than welcome travesty game for that.
Definitely deadly game -- look.
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Fill out that get ads you're not smile but but I -- thought I was saying that's not buys these so nervous sped up by -- -- -- -- -- They have yeah yeah I have an -- it happens to the best of us just a quick final question -- -- -- Especially enjoy it talk to you in your so you're so inspiring -- think that comes from the mean -- -- -- -- senior so positive right now.
-- -- -- You know.
That my whole life and it really I've always been night and I don't change you know people meet me they're like well I'm a kind of one of -- -- not -- maternity like.
Over in -- bit.
But what inspires -- most right now -- my my my eight month old in my life but I have to you know like.
I didn't I didn't -- -- -- hear me.
So I can't sit here and look up when no wonder why that beat everybody by a bad day bad things happen in like these just.
Sometimes not my -- not over -- got a little more unique.
-- -- I'm just inspired to get better because.
I have thing to do my life and I wanna be motivational speaker possibly.
If I don't standing out there have been OK I wanna I wanna be instructor help soldiers.
I love working with that would.
Soldiers and I love my job -- that was going or Afghanistan we just part of it and he would to have -- -- -- -- rambling but.
We like listening you really represent everything that's good in this country -- -- that's for sure and Travis anytime you wanna come up.
And take -- chair primary volunteering -- -- -- is okay you can come up.
And will out -- checking with you in the next couple weeks and to see how things are going to want to stay right along with you.
In your journey because that you're special to Travis thank you again say thank you that's your wife and get a -- -- clearly your little girl and we'll talk TC -- okay.
Okay sounds great you have -- -- database that that -- I mean ramble on its great Travis thank you so much.