Wounded Warrior Travis Mills to Present at CBU's April Producer Forum
On Friday, April 20th, 2018, Combined Benefits United will host our Producer Forum at the Hilton Garden Inn in Milford, CT from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a day of insightful and inspiring presentations.
We are incredibly excited to have Travis Mills, a retired United States Army soldier who became a quadruple amputee while serving in Afghanistan, as our keynote presenter. Travis is a nationally recognized motivational speaker who encourages others to live by his motto: "Never give up. Never quit." He is also the founder of the Travis Mills Foundation, which helps other veterans injured in combat and their families.
Travis grew up in Vassar, Michigan. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Army and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, where he rose to the rank of staff sergeant. On April 10, 2012, he was critically injured by an IED on his third tour in Afghanistan, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive such extensive injuries. During his three tours of duty in Afghanistan, Travis was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.
Travis is the author of a New York Times bestselling memoir titled Tough As They Come. A documentary film, Travis: A Soldier's Story, is now available online. He is the Founder and Board President of the Travis Mills Foundation, which raised $2.75 million in donations to rehabilitate Elizabeth Arden's Maine Chance Lodge, turning it into a fully accessible, free retreat for special-needs veterans and their families. In the summer of 2017, the Veterans Retreat hosted over 56 combat injured veterans and their famalies. His story is set to be the subject of a major motion picture directed by Sylvester Stallone.