SGT. Tyler McGibbon
On December 21, 2014, Sgt. Tyler McGibbon was injured in a Humvee rollover heading back to camp in Kuwait. He sustained a traumatic brain injury from the rollover and consequently was in a coma for three months. In August of 2019, Sgt. McGibbon and his parents attended the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat for the first time.
“From the moment we learned about the Travis Mills Foundation, we could have never imagined this beautiful experience. We were welcomed at the airport by a wonderful woman named Meridith. The volunteers are all warm and smiling. The experiences the retreat offers are all on your own timetable: if you aren’t up for something you don’t have to do it. The staff of Kelly, Holly, and Chris were a real treasure. The relationships with other families that were formed by the fire pit made you feel like one big family. Volunteers get up at five in the morning to come here and make breakfast for all of the lucky families that get to stay here.
P.S. our son’s service dog Trooper loved his vacation and made friends with both humans and other service dogs. A welcome mat was extended to him. Tell Gabby he hopes to see her soon along with her soldiers’ family.” – Sgt. Tyler McGibbon and Donna McGibbon