Aaron Schock to present soldier documentary

By WEEK Reporter

April 13, 2014 Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Congressman Aaron Schock will introduce a courageous veteran to Central Illinois residents on Monday.

Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills has a documentary about how he's survived the Afghan war as a quadruple amputee.

Since recovering from his wounds, Mills now travels the country showing his documentary called "Travis: A Soldier's Story".

Mills says his story is like many others who have faced war. He hopes his story inspires others to keep going even on their toughest days.

"I don't want anyone to feel bad or sorry for me. It's a story of my resiliency. And it touches people on so many different levels. You know, I'm just one story of so many wounded warriors," said Sgt. Travis Mills, Afghan War Veteran.

Schedule of events:
6 p.m. meet & greet
7 p.m. film screening at the Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 S.W. Washington St., Peoria
8:15 p.m. Q&A with SSG Travis Mills & Congressman Aaron Schock

Tickets are $50. All proceeds benefit the Travis Mills Foundation. Tickets may be purchased online at: https://peoria-travisthemovie.eventbrite.com