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Quadruple Amputee Has Been Working On An Incredible Project To Help Fellow Veterans

Life has a way of throwing a wicked curveball at us from time to time, and sometimes there’s just no hitting the thing no matter how much you adjust your swing. For some folks, the approach is simply to bide your time until a pitch that you can hit appears. From that point, it’s time to knock it out of the park and get back on track. Other folks approach it quite differently, and they become so overwhelmed by the storm of curveballs that they wind up permanently running in place.

As the Daily Mail shares, there’s plenty of shining examples of people that have dealt with some unimaginable circumstances that have still managed to keep a positive attitude and keep moving forward. Here’s one of them, and this one will completely blow your mind. Travis Mills is a former Staff Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne that was critically wounded during his third tour in Afghanistan.

Mills would hang on, but he lost all of his limbs as a result of the horror he lived through. Allow that to sink in for a moment. That’s enough to defeat anyone, but Mills proved that he’s made from far tougher stock than that. For confirmation, you need to look no further than the amazing project that he’s putting the finishing touches on.

Mills has completely transformed a beautiful Maine estate that will allow 56 veteran families to have free holidays this summer. Think about that for a second. After undergoing a 19-month rehabilitation program that included him getting used to artificial limbs, Mills was still able to summon the strength to spearhead an amazing project that will benefit other veterans. The married 30-year-old father of one created the Travis Mills Foundation, and he was able to raise a staggering $2.75 million to restore the historic 11,000-square-foot house.

“The majority of our donations come from everyday proud Americans. We get letters from grandmas that are 87 that say, 'I don’t have much. Hope this helps with something,'” Mills said.

As for why Mills did it, it’s really simple in his mind. There were other families in need, and he felt there was something he could do to help.

“We understand what these families have been through. These vets don’t have to live life on the sidelines and watch their families do things,” he continued.

His Facebook page has announced the amazing news.

"It is with great joy that we announce the Grand Opening of the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat. We are thrilled to welcome members of the community to join us to open the doors of our national veterans retreat from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 25,” the post reads in part. “Please join us for our opening as we welcome 56 veteran families to Maine at no cost to them this summer.”

This is an incredible contribution and accomplishment regardless of the circumstances, but it’s downright unbelievable when you consider the hand that Mills has been dealt. Keep that in mind the next time you feel like you’re swinging at nothing but air.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Wayfair/Facebook

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