AUGUSTA – Elementary school students in Augusta got to meet their hero Wednesday morning.
Not only did they meet former Army Sgt. Travis Mills but their walk-a-thon raised money for the Travis Mills Foundation.
Nearly five years ago Mills lost his arms and legs when an IED was triggered while he was on patrol in Afghanistan. Mills refers to the day that changed his life as a bad day at work. Now, his foundation assists other combat-injured vets.
“So what we do is we bring people out there like me who have limb loss or paralyzation. We show them that can still keep going. We say, ‘you know what, never give up. Never quit. Always push forward.” said Mills.
A lot of elementary school kids idolize athletes, musicians or actors. But not the boys and girls at St. Michael’s school in Augusta. After hearing Mills speak the students appeared to have an extra spring in their step at they started the walk-a-thon.