Enrique Guajardo has had anything but an easy life. He was twice diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of cancer that results in bone tumors in kids. The first time in his hip and a second in his leg. Doctors removed his right hip to save his life. Enrique knew life was going to be different from then on but he refused to let it get him down. His decision to compete every day was made after that first diagnosis.
Instead of sulking about the obstacles life threw his way, Enrique decided to take in every single moment life offered him. Despite being limited to crutches, he and his father took an adventure trip to Argentina for three months after he finished all 19 surgeries and 22 rounds of chemotherapy.
As Enrique says, “Attitude is everything.” Life was too precious for him not to compete for his.
While battling his second round of cancer, Enrique founded Kikes the Miullet, a nonprofit that sells shirts and stickers to support children battling cancer. The funds from the sales are used to buy supplements and medicines for others’ battles. The organization is only five months old but exploding.
Enrique now travels for motivational speaking engagements on the value of life and raising awareness for Kikes the Miullet. Making the decision to compete every day for his life and the life of others battling cancer has changed everything for Enrique. And he is changing the world, one life at a time.