On Christmas day, 19 year-old Carlitos called the local FundaVida staff asking for help. He had saved up a little money and wanted to pass out some food for the homeless.
Luis Carlos, "Luisca" lives in La Tabla (The Plank), a neighborhood infamous for drug trafficking, gang violence, and prostitution. For years, his house has operated as a hub for crack and marijuana sales.
Kimberly Wilson is a courageous 18 year-old student from the neighborhood of Linda Vista. Abandoned by her father eight years ago, Kimberly took on a protective role of her three younger siblings.
Throughout her childhood and adolescence, 19 year-old Karla Madrigal suffered from frequent panic attacks.