Maria Gudino is a machine operator living in Mexico. As she was entering adulthood, a lump grew on her leg. She was taken to the doctor and was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that begins in the cells that form the bones. Maria used her life savings to attend treatment. Unfortunately, her body did not respond to the treatment, and the only option to save her life was to amputate her leg. For the next 30 years, she lived her life with crutches. She managed to get a job as a machine operator. She found a sort of happiness working, but she wanted to improve her life.
After finding a clinic that was partnering with LIMBS, she was fit for a new leg. The excitement was radiating from her face as she learned to walk again. She says "I am very grateful, I would not have been able to do it without the support of the foundation, now there are more challenges in life, and I am ready to take them."