Travis Mills Honored at Pine Tree Society Event

ROME, Maine (WABI) The Pine Tree Society held their Annual Downeast Feast Celebration Thursday night.

They awarded their Spirit of Pine Tree Society Award to a very special man.

Noel Sullivan, CEO of Pine Tree Society says, "Each year we try to acknowledge someone in the community that we feel is really standing up and are showing people that things that happen to you in life don't need to be a barrier. In the case of Travis, he's a Afghan vet who is a quadruple amputee and that's not stopping him. He started a foundation, he started a camp that we share on our lake here in Rome serving combat injured veterans and their families. We do the same in terms of serving families so, we feel we have a lot in common and he's certainly someone who deserves a lot of thanks for what he does for our veterans."

Travis Mills of the Travis Mills foundation is this year's award recipient .

He says, "I'm very thankful and honored for the opportunity. It's a really great mission they have here We try to deliver our mission at the foundation really in the same parallel as them so, it is exciting and I'm thankful to be out here."

The Downeast Feast Celebration is a chance to thank volunteers and donors of the Pine Tree Society.

Sullivan says, "It's a chance to celebrate diversity, and to celebrate the lives of both our children's programs and our adult programs that exist here at Pine Tree Camp which is all people living with disabilities."

Camp Organizers say Pine Tree Camp it's a special place for wonderful people.

Sullivan says, "Hopefully for them it's a transformational opportunity to grow, to expand, to challenge themselves for some of our kids maybe it's their first time swimming for adults it might be the first time they kayak. It's a fully accessible camp."

For more information on the Pine Tree Society you can visit their website.