Hector decided that he would not live in depression. He would not allow his situation to go into a downward spiral where his life ended. In many ways, his life was just beginning. Hector decided to train for and compete in triathlons. He wanted to do it for himself but also to give inspiration to other people who live with disabilities.
Since July 2009, Hector has competed in over 30 triathlon events, including seven Half-Iron Man triathlons, five Olympic triathlons and even two international triathlons. Hector lives in Miami and was named the recipient of the 2010 Paul Mitchell Spirit Award for U.S. Para-Triathlete of the Year.
Hector says that his goal in competing in events is to bring awareness to the physical challenged and show their capabilities. Hector believes that no adversity is too great when you embrace life through hard work. Through positive thinking and hard work, people can overcome anything. For more information on Hector, visit www.dontstopliving.org.