“He tells me, ‘Dad, I want to be in the Army,’” Mercado said. “And he’s specific about it, too. He says, ‘I want to be an officer or a commander.’”
When then 6 year old Diego Mercado saw a person with a prosthetic leg like his own running in a marathon, he was inspired to do the same. Team Diego was born from that motivation and became a non-profit organization run by Diego and dad Captain Jason Mercado in order to raise money to provide prosthetics to children and vets.