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Summer Camp In Maine For Injured Veterans And Their Families | NBC Nightly News

Summer Camp In Maine For Injured Veterans And Their Families | NBC Nightly News


TONIGHT ON HOW INSPIRING AMERICA.>>Reporter: TRAVIS MILLS LOST BOTH HIS ARMS AND LEGS IN AFGHANISTAN.>>I HAPPENED TO SUMMIT BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND AND UNDER THAT WAS A BOMB.>>Reporter: AFTER A WHILE HE LOST HIS SPIRIT. HE LEARNED TO LIVE AGAIN THROUGH ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS.>>PERFECT CAST ALREADY.>>Reporter: BUT THERE WAS STILL SOMETHING MISSING.>>I THOUGHT WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY FAMILY?>>Reporter: TO THE TRAVIS MILLS FOUNDATION OPENED A RETREAT.>>IT’S NOT JUST THE PERSON THAT GETS BLOWN UP, IT’S THE FAMILY.>>Reporter: GIVING VETERANS AND THEIR LOVED ONES A WELL DESERVED VACATION ON A PICTURE-PERFECT LAKE IN MAINE. BOATING, ARCHERY, HORSEBACK RIDING, ALL EXPENSE PAID AND FULLY ACCESSIBLE FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE ENDURED SO MUCH.>>I CAN’T FULLY EXPLAIN IT OTHER THAN I FEEL LIKE I REALLY GOT TO LIVE OUT MY VOWS I MADE THE DAY I MARRIED HIM. SORRY.>>Reporter: TEARS HERE DON’T LAST LONG. THERE’S TOO MUCH TO DO.>>NO ONE’S SITTING AROUND FEELING SORRY FOR THEMSELVES. IT’S, OH, YOU CAN DO THAT? I BET I CAN DO IT BETTER.>>Reporter: FROM A FIRST FATHER/SON KAYAK TO LEARNING THE PERFECT CAST.>>AFTER I WAS INJURED, I DIDN’T THINK I’D DO MUCH OF ANYTHING REALLY.>>Reporter: HERE THERE ARE NO LIMITS.>>JUMPING OFF THE DOCKS AND TUBING AND SWIMMING. IT’S REALLY JUST HAVING A GREAT TIME HERE.>>Reporter: HOW FAST DID YOU GO?>>A MILLION.>>Reporter: KIDS FINALLY HAVE FRIENDS WHO CAN RELATE.>>KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH THE SAME KIND OF DAD PROBABLY HELPS.>>Reporter: AND WIVES FIND SUPPORT THAT WILL LIVE LONG AFTER THEIR WEEK HERE IS DONE. MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME.>>WE’LL BE BACK EVERY YEAR.>>Reporter: OR AT LEAST UNTIL NEX

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