His positivity and perseverance led Mills to create the Travis Mills Foundation, which purchased a lodge in Maine where adaptive veterans and their families can spend time doing activities like kayaking, swimming and canoeing. Mills wants other recovering veterans to join him in achieving the impossible.
Mills believes that one of the keys to persevering through difficult times is a strong support system. He told Inc.com that he wants amputees and veterans to build a network to help combat isolation and loneliness during the difficult recovery process.
Mills is now a motivational speaker and advocate for veterans and amputees. He often uses humor in his talks to inspire audiences, opening with, "There are two things you need to know about me; Number one, I'm awesome. Number two, I'm humble. And they're in that order."