Travis: A Soldier’s Story

February 06, 2014

Travis: A Soldier’s Story, the challenging documentary featuring the inspiring true story of United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne, premiered in New York City on January 29th. The premiere was attended by some of Carrington’s east coast Associates, who were touched by the film and honored to represent CCF’s support of Travis and his incredible story.

Travis is one of just five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive their injuries. Travis lost portions of both arms and legs as the result of an IED (improvised explosive device) on April 10, 2012 while on patrol during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.

From left: James Lawrence, Shelly Rose, Kelsey Mills, Taylor Morris, Danielle Kelly, Travis Mills.

Carrington Charitable Foundation was honored to host Travis as a featured speaker at our 3rd Annual Golf Classic held October 14th in Newport Coast, California. Travis shared his incredible story and donated a DVD copy of the film to our Silent Auction, with proceeds benefitting the Golf Classic cause to assist fellow wounded Veterans and their families.

About the Film

The film is produced by the non-profit group, Fotolanthropy, a movement of volunteer photographers and cinematographers committed to sharing the inspiring true stories of individuals and families facing difficult life circumstances. Featuring powerful interviews and emotional reenactments from Travis, his wife, Kelsey, and fellow soldiers who witnessed the events of April 10th, the film is an intimate look into the life of a wounded solider as he faces the unimaginable physical and emotional challenges of this life-altering injury. Because of Travis’s rehabilitation and work schedule, as well as work schedules of other soldiers, all filming had to be completed in just three and a half days. The Veterans Airlift Command flew in several soldiers who were with Travis on April 10th to give more soldiers the opportunity to share their experiences and add to the realism of the film’s featured reenactments.

Learn More About Travis Mills
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