Team Diego was named after Diego, the son of an Army Soldier who was born without his right leg and only two fingers on his right hand.
Diego has become an inspiration to everyone around him particularly to Wounded Servicemen and Women, other children with physical challenges and even his own family.
Despite his physical challenges Diego has always wanted to follow in his Dad's footsteps and be an Army Soldier. Diego even dawns his own custom Army uniform complete with the rank of Second Lieutenant as often as he can.
At the age age of 6 Diego's school was observing the RIDE2RECOVERY event that passed through Ft. Hood, and he noted to his father.. "Dad they have prostethics like me!" And when some of the riders noticed he had a prosthetic they stopped in their tracks to shake Diego's hand.
Since then, Diego and his father routinely compete in 5K races to support various non-profit organizations most of which support wounded warriors and children with special needs. Diego's Dad runs alongside of him as his coach and partner as he navigates his tricycle.
In 2016 Diego and his family decided to begin their own non-profit andhope to bring attention and support to others in need.