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Tough As They Come - A Memoir

Travis Mills

Thousands have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Five have survived quadruple amputee injuries. This is one soldier's story. Thousands of soldiers die every year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an IED blast four days before his twenty-fifth birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost-Travis became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation. Suddenly forced to reconcile with the fact that he no longer had arms or legs, Travis was faced with a future drastically different from the one he had imagined for himself. He would never again be able to lead his squad, stroke his fingers against his wife's cheek, or pick up his infant daughter. Travis struggled through the painful and anxious days of rehabilitation so that he could regain the strength to live his life to the fullest. With enormous willpower and endurance, the unconditional love of his family, and a generous amount of faith, Travis shocked everyone with his remarkable recovery. Even without limbs, he still swims, dances with his wife, rides mountain bikes, and drives his daughter to school. Travis inspires thousands every day with his remarkable journey. He doesn't want to be thought of as wounded. "I'm just a man with scars," he says, "living life to the fullest and best I know how."

Thousands have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Five have survived quadruple amputee injuries. This is one soldier's story. Thousands of soldiers die every year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an IED blast four days before his twenty-fifth birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost-Travis became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation. Suddenly forced to reconcile with the fact that he no longer had arms or legs, Travis was faced with a future drastically different from the one he had imagined for himself. He would never again be able to lead his squad, stroke his fingers against his wife's cheek, or pick up his infant daughter. Travis struggled through the painful and anxious days of rehabilitation so that he could regain the strength to live his life to the fullest. With enormous willpower and endurance, the unconditional love of his family, and a generous amount of faith, Travis shocked everyone with his remarkable recovery. Even without limbs, he still swims, dances with his wife, rides mountain bikes, and drives his daughter to school. Travis inspires thousands every day with his remarkable journey. He doesn't want to be thought of as wounded. "I'm just a man with scars," he says, "living life to the fullest and best I know how."
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Thousands have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Five have survived quadruple amputee injuries. This is one soldier's story. Thousands of soldiers die every year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an IED blast four days before his twenty-fifth birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost-Travis became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation. Suddenly forced to reconcile with the fact that he no longer had arms or legs, Travis was faced with a future drastically different from the one he had imagined for himself. He would never again be able to lead his squad, stroke his fingers against his wife's cheek, or pick up his infant daughter. Travis struggled through the painful and anxious days of rehabilitation so that he could regain the strength to live his life to the fullest. With enormous willpower and endurance, the unconditional love of his family, and a generous amount of faith, Travis shocked everyone with his remarkable recovery. Even without limbs, he still swims, dances with his wife, rides mountain bikes, and drives his daughter to school. Travis inspires thousands every day with his remarkable journey. He doesn't want to be thought of as wounded. "I'm just a man with scars," he says, "living life to the fullest and best I know how."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marcus Brotherton

Length:

6h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:27