April 2017 marked five years since SSG Travis Mills’ life changed forever. During a routine patrol on “a normal day at work” – as Travis likes to say – in Afghanistan, Travis lost both arms and legs as the result of an IED explosion. Yet Travis refused to let his injury hold him back. While his active duty in the 82nd Airborne came to an end, Travis Mills was just getting started.
Just several months after Travis’s injury, the Mills family agreed to share their story with Fotolanthropy. We were so inspired by Travis and Kelsey’s dedication and determination, and Travis: A Soldier’s Story became Fotolanthropy’s first feature-length documentary film. Hundreds of incredible people rallied around this vision to help make the film possible, and there have now been over 75 different screenings of the film, with thousands of people having the opportunity to view the film. From red carpet premieres, to our nation’s capital, to film festivals, to Travis’s hometown of Vassar, MI, to Walter Reed Medical Center, to various organizations, to schools, and even prisons – Travis’s story has inspired many to examine their perspective on the challenges they encounter in life.
Would you like to share Travis: A Soldier’s Story with your community, employees, group or organization this Memorial Day? Fotolanthropy has partnered with Tugg to help individuals set up local screenings of the film! Learn more here – travisthemovie.com/host-a-screening