On March 3, 2014, The Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami will host a screening of the powerful documentary, Travis: A Soldier’s Story, to raise funds for wounded warriors. The documentary details the story of Travis Mills, a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who lost parts of both arms and legs on April 10, 2012 when he stepped on an improved explosive device (IED) during his third tour in Afghanistan. The film is produced by Fotolanthropy, a non-profit organization of photographers and cinematographers joined together to share inspirational stories of individuals and families in difficult life circumstances.
Filled with personal interviews from Mills, Mills’ wife, Kelsey, and soldiers who witnessed the events on April 10, Travis provides a powerful and insightful look into arduous road to recovery and the physical and emotional hardships faced by wounded soldiers. It highlights the struggles Mills endured, the courage that propelled him through his two-year recovery, the determination he has to continue progressing in his life, and the love he has for his wife, Kelsey, and their daughter Chloe. During a live Q & A following the film, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Mills himself.
During his rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Mills was often seen encouraging and reaching out to other soldiers. Cultivating this passion to help and inspire others, Mills founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a non-profit organization, in September 2013. The Foundation benefits wounded and injured veterans and their families. Mills himself is active with speaking engagements and continues to be an inspiration by showing the wounded and their families that recovery is possible. He has also established the Travis Mills Group, LLC, through which Mills consults and encourages companies and organizations to overcome life’s challenges.
Mills’ inspirational journey is showcased through the film and through his continued efforts to assist wounded warriors. Mills continues to live by his motto: “Never give up. Never quit.”
WHEN: March 3, 2014 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
6:00: Complimentary cocktail reception, sponsored by Bacardi
7:00: Screening of Travis: A Soldier’s Story
8:15: Live Q & A with Travis Mills
The Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami
5030 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
TICKETS: $35 per person. Please click here to purchase tickets.