Travis Mills 2On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, RehabCare had the privilege of teaming up with the BrOT Movement to sponsor a great event honoring Travis Mills, a retired US Army Staff Sergeant and wounded warrior. Starting off with a reception at Positano Coast in Philadelphia, PA, the event was followed by a showing of Travis Mills: A Soldier’s Story, at the Landmark Ritz East Theater. This documentary tells the inspiring true story of a soldier in the 82nd Airborne who faced unimaginable physical and emotional challenges during trials that changed his life forever. Travis is one of only five quadruple amputees to survive his injuries in Afghanistan.

Well-attended by students and therapists around the Philly area, the gathering honored Travis and helped raise money for the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans. Raffle tickets were sold for items such as: a Travis Mills t-shirt, gift cards, a FitBit and several BrOT items. The event raised over $2,000 towards the Travis Mills Foundation. As the documentary played in the theater, a few tears flowed, complementing the many laughs and smiles. Hearts were filled with absolute joy watching Travis on his road to recovery. It was moving to see a soldier face the reality of his injuries, moving forward with drive and motivation, helped by his wife and little girl. It was an honor to get a look inside the intimate life of an incredible man.

As the movie ended, BrOT Executive Joshua Springer received a phone call from Travis. By putting Travis on speaker, the entire theatre was able to ask any questions and get direct answers right away. Thanks to his unforgettable strength and courage, Travis continues on his road to recovery. Every day is a fight, but Travis persists in making progress with his amazing spirit. Staff Sergeant Travis Mills is a motivational speaker, an actor and an advocate for veterans and amputees. He is a genuine American hero, and for his incredible sacrifice, we are forever in his debt.

To learn more about Travis and his story, please visit www.travismills.org

To learn more about the BrOT Movement, please visit www.brotmovement.com/#!__mission-new