Carlos Gutierrez, 35, had a beautiful wife, two young children and a thriving business providing concessions for major sporting events in his home state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
In 2011, his life changed forever. Local cartel members began demanding payments of up to $10,000 a month from his business. Law enforcement did nothing to investigate or prevent the extortion demands. After a few months, Gutierrez could no longer afford to pay the criminals. On September 30, 2011, a group of armed men chopped off his feet and left him to die as an example to other business owners.
Miraculously, Carlos survived. No longer feeling safe in their hometown, or their country the Gutierrez family fled to the United States and requested political asylum. Now Carlos and his family are slowly rebuilding their lives and he is learning to walk again with the use of prosthetic legs.
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