This year, at the 39th annual Michigan Brain Injury Association fall conference, I met a remarkable man who was one of the key note speakers. Travis Mills is from a small town in Michigan and was captain of his high school football team. He joined the Army, and while on patrol during his third deployment to Afghanistan in 2012, dropped his backpack and triggered an improvised explosive device buried in the ground. As a result of the explosion, he is now one of only five soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries as a quadruple amputee.

Travis made a decision to not let his injuries define him. He lives his life fully with his wife and two children, is a much sought after inspirational public speaker and founder of the Travis Mills Foundation, which supports injured veterans and their families find new ways of living fully.

Read more at Psychology Today.