American Hero: Sgt. Travis Mills
Soldier fights to recover after losing limbs
- Duration 5:28
- Date Jul 3, 2012
Soldier fights to recover after losing limbs
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-- information on a story we've been following the progress -- staff sergeant Travis Nelson Travis now the quadruple amputee.
Less than three months ago he lost both his arms and both his legs in an IAD explosion while on his third deployment to Afghanistan and we've tracked his journey from the beginning.
April 10 attacks today his sad time -- overseas where he injured five surgeries and to Walter reed Army Medical Center in DC.
Where he went through five more surgeries Stacey with his -- by the way why does it figure out his wheelchair through making his little girl -- laugh.
To mastering his use they -- prosthetic arm.
-- -- opening closing even rotate areas feeding his daughter that's his main -- -- -- voyage I -- press -- lakes is Ellison never shared with you.
And -- countless hours at the gym working to build strength one workout at a time.
Looking pretty good -- Travis Travis joins us like Karen's studio promised to bring your money -- -- -- happening now right.
There it is safer if they what's the biggest favorite television -- this is the beginning of the end product strategy if you -- Travis -- -- I think -- so we -- -- now -- down as you hold it -- is nice -- your -- with that -- thank you -- -- I appreciate it let me just want to go back a little further than we even went there -- -- started in April 10 but.
Tell us why why he joined the military in the first place.
All I went to college and I can focus right in and I moved back home -- that had rules on minerals of -- my -- -- apartment.
Sounds like -- join the army this can be great with no rules and that they have a lot of rules but.
I was really wanna -- military and so I joined up and they got real excited about -- born in the infantry and can do anything until we have -- Jack table beneficiaries -- fly airplanes and then come on the ground and to -- bad guys and we attacked about this on a television yet but what can you tell us about.
What happened that day when -- got injured it was -- horrible day I.
You know considering.
I actually it was we will have 4 o'clock nephews 16100 'cause like I'm gonna we're gonna -- you know me didn't have five but my -- you wanna guzzler went.
-- -- walking along.
Happened to set my -- in the wrong spot -- full limo.
NN my bag when boom Katrina.
But I think it's a little on the ground -- in my hand and went that's no good I had -- -- and and next thing yourself but they had didn't take that to -- the skin was.
Recognizing her dying -- and and then I was awake the whole time as an -- working on me -- as they call shock -- call adrenaline and I didn't feel OK I am passion on the aircraft.
Find magna name millions and then I guess since the -- -- again in the table last month.
Long journey back unused couldn't make it wasn't a couple days is even a cut like -- ten minutes there powerless I need to be any work done.
Now that's a fast start but we have showed some video you didn't send in your work out some like that and I was hoping that maybe you could tell us a little bit about you know what's the focus right now for -- You you've been able -- said.
To get this this hands and you've been working on walking we had -- -- of you that you put on your website on the trampoline so what's the goal with the goal right now all night.
I mean to walk as a really -- -- for me -- The chablis is a card -- but for me it's remind my guys get back later on the -- I wanna be -- Collins I blow those lives are shortly as the calm and then at 25 foot four.
-- six -- two so my guess I want my goes -- -- on a six foot two legs and we stand my uniform.
Maybe get a hand on this one and be able to salute my guys and they come in that's that's my goal right now maybe.
You get six -- four -- mean yeah.
Yeah like you cannot -- consumers well we'll put those shoes you know who I got really must.
I kid I kid at the assault on the -- along follow the ground -- herself but it is average tenure on paper say hey pat raising get this.
-- inspiration from where is -- get.
Does the drive to keep going every day wears on ram energy drinks such interest -- I think she has just.
How would send the happy you know outlook on everything and -- -- this happened I mean I'm not always.
The brightest about it but it did happen like testing on I have my daughter hoosiers to smile time in my life.
Tom all -- their way out there -- hometown you know my parents and multifamily in the why sandwiches or -- but just amazing the support I -- and I can't be down I -- -- to live you know.
Just real quick here what do you think about the war in general what do you think we need to know about this is still going on.
You know blog you might think that it's over but is still going on I mean -- -- filling up.
Content you know whatever I feel bad but it's still going on I.
I would do the countries bidding I mean.
Even now saying -- second and the instructor villainy but other countries bidding but you know why go there it's it's -- -- -- guy next me in the soldiers that I trained up personally you know and he galore for them and -- keep their spirits up and we -- we just keep on you know fighting -- -- -- have to deal.
It's thick heavy and that I appreciate -- -- evacuate Amare by the way arms move my legs move the duration school.
Let hey if it is it's it you can do it every -- at this point tracks.
Give me back tomorrow re talking yes I am actually here on a -- to towers.
You know helping them out there offensive foundation it's a great organization they -- help soldiers like me.
And their frank says brother machine you do after -- flub that America live is gonna have more on that -- thank you for.