About This Episode

Get to know Travis and Tim in the debut episode of The American Hero Show.  What led Travis to the US Army?  Learn how doctors and nurses saved his life after stepping in an IED – and what his first words and biggest questions were upon coming out of a coma following surgery.  Travis has a tremendous positive outlook on life and says he often forgets how difficult the 19-month recovery was but he also shares about how he deals with the occasional dark days he still encounters and how inspiring and helping others drives him.

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About Our Guests

Travis Mills

Travis is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.  He was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms.  His story has been featured across multiple media channels including CNN, Fox News, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He and his wife founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting recalibrated veterans and their families.

Travis lives by his motto: “Never give up. Never quit.”

Tim Eisenhart

A man of many talents; Tim was a High School math teacher for 17 years as well as a baseball, softball and basketball coach at school and privately during that time.  He met Travis because his wife, Amanda, and Travis’ mother in law are both American sign language interpreters in Maine.  Tim and Travis have been friends for years and have a tremendously fun rapport on and off air – at times reminiscent of Felix and Jack from The Odd Couple.

He and his wife have two boys who love to play sports all year round and Tim loves to play guitar and sing in pubs in between podcast projects and dreams of one day being the announcer at Fenway Park.

Learn more about Travis at TravisMills.org or follow him on Social Media