Staff Sgt. Travis Mills lost his arms and legs while serving in Afghanistan, but he continues to serve as an inspiration. His story could soon touch even more people on the big screen as he opens up to a documentary crew.
Mills is reliving the day he stepped on an IED and giving people a peek inside his everyday life. The short film is still in the fundraising stages. It's titled Travis: A Soldier's Story.
A nonprofit called Fotolanthropy approached him about the project. Mills has received several offers for movies and books, but he said this one seemed right.
The filmmakers are raising money and support on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Their goal is to reach $12,000 by Jan. 19.
A four-minute trailer is posted on the site. It shows a different side of Mills, not his usual funny guy personality. At one point he becomes chocked up when he remembers details of his injuries.
Mills talked with TV5's Liz Gelardi via Skype.
"It's the first time I've ever even brought it up where it made me possibly get dust in my eye, I think there was dust in my eye. I wasn't really crying," said Mills.