Wounded soldier's tenacity spurs community support in Frisco

Wounded soldier's tenacity spurs community support in Frisco

Credit: Courtsey Facebook / Kelsey Mills

Kelsey Mills, Travis Mills wife, posted this picture on Travis' Support for Travis Mills and Family page on Facebook.

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by DEBBIE DENMON

WFAA

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 3:32 PM

FRISCO - A wounded soldier's story has inspired a Frisco community to come together and rally behind the family as many restaurants gear up to host fundraisers.

Back in April, Staff Sgt. Travis Mills lost part of his arms and legs in an explosion in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED. His tenacity to sit up and do what he can was seen in a video shot in his hospital bedroom in Washington D.C. 

WFAA wanted to share that video. The soldier's enthusiasm is contagious as Mills refuses to feel sorry for himself or give up. That spirit is prompting business owners in Frisco to give back.

"I knew we had to do something," said Randy Burks, of Randy's Steakhouse. "To help, 20 percent of proceeds at my restaurant will go to this family tonight."

The fundraiser will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the restaurant.
 

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