Vassar native, family man, and national hero, Army Sgt. Travis Mills is back on American land, and recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, after losing all four of his limbs in a IED explosion in Afghanistan.  Two charities have started construction on a custom built home, to help Mills and his family with the challenges they will face.

Far too often, the sacrifice that military members and their families make goes unnoticed by the rest of the country.  Luckily, the story of Vassar native, Sgt. Travis Mills is not going unnoticed.  Sgt. Mills, 24, lost all four of his limbs in a recent IED explosion in Afghanistan.  Mills has been brought back to Washington D.C., where he is under going numerous surgeries and procedures.  Mills has been said to be in good spirits and is surrounded with family and friends.

 

The life of the Mills family is forever changed, and 2 charities have teamed up to help make that life as comfortable and independent as possible.  The Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation have started construction on a custom built home, complete with wheelchair friendly rooms, and IPad controlled counter-tops and other technology. The charities have built similar houses for other amputee veterans, and details of location and completion date are not being made public yet.

 

It's great to know that the Mills family is getting the help it deserves, but this will be an issue they deal with for the rest of their lives.  Any help would go a long way to a family that truly deserves it.  Check out TravisMills.org or find them on facebook to find out what you can do to help.

 

Source: HuffingtonPost.com