In 2009 Pedro contracted a fatal form of meningitis that ran through his bloodstream. With slim chances that he would survive, nearly one hundred of his closest friends and family took turns saying their goodbyes. Miraculously, Pedro left the hospital alive six months and two comas later, but in exchange, had all of his limbs amputated above the elbows and knees.
People destined him to life in the wheelchair, saying that no other amputee in his situation had successfully lived a life on prosthetics. Although frightened by this discouragement, Pedro knew that he did not want to spend the rest of his life with a wheelchair by his side.
Today, Pedro lives independently in Florida using his prosthetics for mobility and practicality. While attending college, he inspires anyone he comes across, and shows them the strength that exists in us all. Many people today are stressed at work, dissatisfied with their lives, and generally unhappy. Pedro demonstrates to these people that we all have the power to overcome any situation in life.