Travis has run into many people who say things like “I’m sorry for your situation” or “Can I pray for your heeling?”. His response is “Why? … I’m not sorry for my situation, why should you be?… And why would I pray that my creator change his original design?” Being in a wheelchair hasn’t slowed Travis down, in many ways, it’s enhanced his life. He works everyday to do the best with what life deals him.
Imagine towing cars with your wheelchair to gain explosive speed and completing 3-mile workouts through unplowed snow to acquire balance in your wheelchair. Those were just some of the things that led Travis to serve as captain of the University of Illinois wheelchair basketball team, joining the National Wheelchair Basketball Team right out of high school, and becoming a two-time gold medalist in wheelchair basketball in the Sydney 2000 Paralympics and the Athens 2004 Paralympics.