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Film On Quadruple Amputee Staff Sgt. Travis Mills Hits Kickstarter Goal (Video)

Filmmaker Katie Norris got one step closer today to making a documentary about the life of Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, one of only five quadruple amputees to survive the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She hit her Kickstarter goal of $12,000 this morning - and that dollar amount continues to climb.

An IED blast on April 10, 2012 left Mills critically injured and clinging to life. But since then, he's ...

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Quadruple Amputee Soldier Takes First Steps (Video)

Quadruple amputee Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills yesterday took his first steps since the IED blast in Afghanistan that left him critically injured on April 10. Mills is recovering from his injuries and going through physical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

According to TravisMills.org:

[Mills] is only the fourth quadruple amputee, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to survive his injuries.

Mills has earned the love ...

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Quadruple Amputee Inspires Boston Marathon Blast Survivor (Video)

Quadruple amputee Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost all four limbs in an April 2012 IED blast in Afghanistan, gave advice to J.P. Norden - Boston Marathon bomb blast survivor - as Norden visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wednesday.

Norden lost a leg in the Boston bombing. Norden's civilian surgeon, Dr. E. J. Caterson, told American Forces Press Service he hoped fellow amputees like Mills wound inspire ...

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Quadruple Amputee Soldier Making Remarkable Recovery (Video)

Home Post has an update on the story of Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost all four limbs to an IED blast in Afghanistan on April 10th. The 25-year-old was on his third deployment to Afghanistan when he was horribly injured. Mills is a member of the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

According to TravisMills.org:

He is only the fourth quadruple amputee, from ...

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Homecoming Planned For Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills (Video)

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills has made remarkable progress since losing parts of all four limbs in April during his deployment in Afghanistan. Mills, one of only five quadruple amputees to survive the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, plans to return to his hometown in Michigan next month for his alma mater's homecoming parade.

Vassar High School principal Principal Paul Wojno told the Tuscola Today that his school plans a ...

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Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills Gets Hometown Welcome (Video)

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost all four limbs in Afghanistan, made it back to his home town of Vassar, Michigan for the first time since his accident.

Mills is one of only five quadruple amputees to survive the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. An IED blast on April 10 left Mills critically injured and clinging to life. But since then, he's made a remarkable recovery.

Last week, Mills ...

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Double-Arm Transplant Vet Gets Wish For First Handshake (Video)

Quadruple amputee and double arm transplant recipient Brendan Marrocco recently told reporters he wanted country music star Blake Shelton to be his first handshake post-transplant. And Shelton has reached out through Twitter to assure Marrocco he'll make that wish come true.

The Twitter exchange went like this:

"Hey Brendan @BMarr86....I can't WAIT to shake the hand of an American Hero/Stud... You my brother."

"@blakeshelton holy mother ...

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Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills Celebrates His 'Alive Day' (Video)

It was on April 10, 2012 that Army Sgt. Travis Mills stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and lost all four limbs. Today Mills and his family are celebrating his "Alive Day" - along with the release of the trailer for a documentary about his life.

Mills is one of only five quadruple amputees to survive the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was on his third tour of ...

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Quadruple Amputee Keeps Promise To Greet Combat Unit Standing Up (Video)

The word "labor" means a lot of things to a lot of different people. It can mean struggling through a physical miracle for 72 hours to bring a child into the world. Or working in a thankless job to make sure your children have a better future than you did. And for quadruple amputee Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, it meant doing what seemed like the impossible.

But he did ...

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Best Of Home Post: Quadruple Amputee Keeps Promise To Greet Combat Unit Standing Up (Video)

Originally posted September 3, 2012:

The word "labor" means a lot of things to a lot of different people. It can mean struggling through a physical miracle for 72 hours to bring a child into the world. Or working in a thankless job to make sure your children have a better future than you did. And for quadruple amputee Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, it meant doing what seemed like ...

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Gary Sinise Hosts Coronado Screening Of 'Travis: A Soldier's Story' (Video)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Village Theater, Coronado

SOLD OUT

Actor, musician and humanitarian Gary Sinise will host a special screening Tuesday evening of the documentary "Travis: A Soldier's Story" at the Village Theater in Coronado.

The film follows the journey of quadruple amputee Travis Mills as he recovers from devastating injuries he suffered in Afghanistan.

After the screening, audience members can participate in a ...

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Quadruple Amputee With Double Arm Transplant Speaks Out

Retired Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, a quadruple amputee who recently underwent a double arm transplant, talked about his hopes for the future at a news conference Tuesday.

Marrocco lost all four limbs in a 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq. He received his arms for the transplant from a deceased donor. According to the Department of Defense, he is one of seven patients in the United States to have successfully ...

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Best Of Home Post: Quadruple Amputee With Double Arm Transplant Speaks Out

Originally posted January 29, 2013:

Retired Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, a quadruple amputee who recently underwent a double arm transplant, talked about his hopes for the future at a news conference Tuesday.

Marrocco lost all four limbs in a 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq. He received his arms for the transplant from a deceased donor. According to the Department of Defense, he is one of seven patients in the ...

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Wounded Warriors Pay Tribute To James Gandolfini (Video)

The tributes are pouring in for actor James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday at age 51. Many of them are from wounded veterans and service members, with whom Gandolfini worked closely.

Upon learning of Gandolfini's death, quadruple amputee Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his wife posted on Facebook:

"We are so saddened to hear of the passing of James Gandolfini! He was a great man and huge supporter of our ...

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Phantom Limb Pain Therapy Developed at UCSD Now Used at Walter Reed

When I first read an article by Dr. Jack Tsao (on the Department of Defense's Armed with Science website) about his work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center treating amputees who suffer from phantom limb pain with something called mirror therapy, I felt a sense of déjà vu. I remembered watching a NOVA episode about a decade ago that documented the creation of this very therapy by the world-renowned ...

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Marines Inspire Boston Marathon Amputee With Hospital Visit (Video)

A Marine who lost both legs in combat recently visited the hospital room of Celeste Corcoran, who is now also a double amputee as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The Marine walked into the room on his prosthetic legs, and explained to Corcoran that while the road ahead will be tough, there is a whole new life awaiting her once she recovers. He told her:

"This isn't ...

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