Travis Mills was serving on his third tour in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED. He lost portions of all four of his limbs in the explosion.
To adapt to life as a quadruple amputee, he began working with former NFL player David Vobora. Vobora himself faced a difficult transition. He had started as a player for the Seattle Seahawks, but a shoulder injury at age 25 cut his professional athletic career short. He decided to move to Dallas and start a gym training athletes.
Both men were reinventing themselves — and both helped each other find a new purpose in life.
Listen to the pair tell their story to Ellen DeGeneres below — it will inspire you to find meaning and purpose in life’s toughest obstacles…