Veteran shares advice, hope after surviving quadruple amputation

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (WCMH) — Sergeant Travis Mills is only one of five military veterans to survive a quadruple amputation.

“What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs in the Ocean – “Bob, right,” Mills has no problem joking about his injuries.

Mills has written a book about that has become a bestseller called “Tough As They Come.”

“I just had a normal day at work that turned ugly,” Mills tells WCCO.

Mills often shares the depression he felt after the catastrophic injuries.

“I was like how would my wife every want to be with a burden like me so i told her she should leave and she was like no that’s not how this works.”

Mills now easily stands on two prosthetic legs. He also has a prosthetic arm.

He says he hopes his story will help other veterans, especially those who don’t have families to turn to.  “A lot of people think in the military that you don’t talk about your problems keep them all down and hidden and some people that maybe works for but other ones if you are having struggles, go out there and find help,” Mills advises others.

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