Staff Sgt. Travis Mills lost all four limbs during his third tour in Afghanistan. He was wounded by an IED four days before his 25th birthday.
On Friday night, he was honored at Spirit of a Hero night at the Texas Legends Basketball game at Dr. Pepper arena in Frisco.
Texas Legends is Mavericks D-League Basketball team.
The game recognized the work of the Spirit of a Hero Foundation and the service by Mills and other men and women in the military.
One of his biggest accomplishments since being wounded has been teaching his little girl to walk.
"I have a 17-month old daughter. When I was hit she was only 6 months old. If I ever gave up on her it would be the end of the world for me. I can't do it. My wife stuck by my side, we're going on five years and if I don't get better I'm standing still," said Staff Sgt. Travis Mills.
He has maintained his strength and has recovered through sheer will. He beat his doctor's best expectations for recovery. He was determined to meet his platoon when they came home from Afghanistan. In full uniform with a crutch in one hand and a hook on his right arm, he was able to welcome his men home.
Mills is not from Texas but his wife Kelsey grew up in Frisco.
Mills is the fourth quadruple amputee in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to survive his injuries.
He says his goal in the future is to help other wounded warriors like him get better.
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