Congratulations to Pedro Pimenta
Our Legacy Honoree Extraordinaire
On September 11, 2009 Pedro contracted a fatal form of meningitis that soared through his bloodstream. 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.
Pedro knew he didn't want to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, so he sought advice and guidance determined to live independently. Ten months after leaving the hospital, he gave up the wheelchair never to sit in one again.
Today, Pedro lives independently in Florida using his prosthetics for mobility and practicality. While attending college, he inspires everyone and shows them the strength that exists in us all. Many people today are stressed and dissatisfied with their lives, and generally unhappy. Pedro demonstrates to these people that we all have the power to overcome any situation in life.