Leonardo was an orphan after losing both of his parents unexpectedly. Leonardo, his brother, and two older sisters struggled to survive and stay together. His siblings were focused on finding food and shelter, leaving Leonardo to wander the streets of Boca Chica alone. When the ENED Foundation found him, he had severe anemia from extreme malnutrition. While recovering with food and medication, Leonardo would watch wistfully at the children playing ball in the playground. The donation from PIFBS gave Leonardo and dozens of kids like him the proper gear to play baseball for the first time. Leonardo blossomed as a result, emerging as a leader on the team and learning as much as he could about the art of pitching. Baseball has given Leonardo hope.