Luis Madero was an elotes vendor in Mexico living with diabetes. Walking back and forth to work caused Luis to grow blisters on his feet. The blisters opened up but never fully healed and soon became infected. Luis went to the doctor but the infection was not properly cared for, and it remained in his foot. Time passed, and Luis would pretend that he was okay until finally, he couldn't take it anymore. He went back to the doctor to complain about his foot, but by then the infection had spread too much. To stop the disease from spreading, an amputation was needed.
When Luis was released from the hospital, he quickly made the decision to try and return to normal. He went to a clinic that was partnering with LIMBS and was fitted for a new leg. Thanks to the efforts of donors, Luis is now building his confidence, and soon he wishes to return to his elotes stand.