23 January, 2017

Thousands have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Five have survived quadruple amputee injuries. This is one soldier's story.


I received a copy of this book free to review. I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

*My Review*
"As Tough As They Come" is based on the amazing and incredibly inspiring true story about SSG Travis Mills who is a quadruple amputee after being wounded during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. I don't normally EVER read books like this, but I thought that my husband(who is a Ret. disabled Vet) would like to read this as well. 

While I mostly got it for my husband, I could not put this book down. I am forever grateful to SSG Travis Mills for his courage, determination and the love he has for our country to sacrifice all that he has, as well as all of our other military members(including my husband).

This is a book that I recommend to everyone to read. It will change you.

*About the Book*
Thousands of soldiers die year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an IED blast four days before his twenty-fifth birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost—Travis became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation. 
Suddenly forced to reconcile with the fact that he no longer had arms or legs, Travis was faced with a future drastically different from the one he had imagined for himself. He would never again be able to lead his squad, stroke his fingers against his wife’s cheek, or pick up his infant daughter. 
Travis struggled through the painful and anxious days of rehabilitation so that he could regain the strength to live his life to the fullest.  With enormous willpower and endurance, the unconditional love of his family, and a generous amount of faith, Travis shocked everyone with his remarkable recovery. Even without limbs, he still swims, dances with his wife, rides mountain bikes, and drives his daughter to school.  
Travis inspires thousands every day with his remarkable journey. He doesn’t want to be thought of as wounded.  “I'm just a man with scars,” he says, “living life to the fullest and best I know how.”  

— Winner, 67th Annual Christopher Award

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