When Coach and I were in Hawaii for our honeymoon, we heard the news that Staff Sergeant, Travis Mills, from my hometown had stepped on an IED in Afghanistan which resulted in him losing both his arms and legs. He was brought back to the States and is making an incredible recovery in Washington D.C. It’s been just two months, and he took his first steps yesterday. He has an amazing spirit and so much determination! He is a true American Hero!
I’ve been following his recovery, along with thousands of others, and checking in on his website to see what I could do to help. I am in awe of all of the amazing people hosting fundraisers in their areas of the world. I was thrilled to see that someone in a nearby town would be hosting a fundraiser for him on June 30th. I reached out to her and volunteered to help in anyway I could.
The event is called Memories for Mills and the main part of the event will be an 8-hour crop (scrapbookers – you know what this means). There will also be a slideshow, auction, and raffles. Even if you’re not a scrapbooker, there’s still plenty to do! Table space is a simple $25 donation.
So, if you’re a scrapbooker and you’re in the Snellville, Georgia area on June 30th, you should definitely come on over and spend the day making memories and meeting new friends. If you’re not a scrapbooker, you should still stop by and check out all of the goodies that will be auctioned off and grab a raffle ticket to support the Mills Family. All proceeds from the event benefit the Mills Family Fund, and the host, Suzanne Wyatt, has generously offered to donate 30% of all Creative Memories product sales as well.
If you’re interested in getting more information, please contact Suzanne Wyatt at 770-241-3558, or via email. To reserve table space, please do so no later than June 18th.
For more information and to follow Travis’s incredible journey, click here to join his Facebook page or here to access his website. Oh, and while you’re on his site, I highly recommend you buy some delicious fudge from Frankenmuth, Michigan – 100% of the proceeds go to the Mills Family and you’re getting some excellent fudge from a town referred to as “Little Bavaria”.