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Travis Mills' vision making progress, still work to be done

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Travis Mills (Courtesy: Travis Mills Foundation) Travis Mills (Courtesy: Travis Mills Foundation)
Maine Chance Lodge. (Courtesy: Travis Mills Foundation) Maine Chance Lodge. (Courtesy: Travis Mills Foundation)
(Courtesy: Travis Mills) (Courtesy: Travis Mills)
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

It’s been one year since the Travis Mills Foundation bought the historic Maine Chance Lodge with plans to renovate it for severely disabled veterans and their families. And while much progress has been made, there is still work to be done.

The new Maine Chance retreat is the vision of Mid-Michigan native, and retired U.S. Army SSG Travis Mills. You may remember that Mills was critically wounded in 2012 while in Afghanistan. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive.

The foundation still needs to raise $1.8 million from its capital campaign to fully renovate the interior. The more than $900,000 that was raised in 2015 has gone towards a new roof, foundation and other structural repairs, but the foundation says they have only completed 30 percent of the work that needs to be done.

Once complete, the property will be the nation’s first fully-accessible facility dedicated to veterans severely wounded in service and their families.

For more on how to donate, visit www.travismills.org/foundation.

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