Luis Age: 33 Colon cancer Departed In 2009 Luis came to the U.S. from Guatemala on a work visa in an effort to support his family. He worked hard as a landscaper to send as much money back to his wife and three children as he could. He had never met his youngest son who was born after Luis arrived in New Mexico. In 2012 he was diagnosed with colon cancer and started treatment. Even after surgery and during his chemotherapy treatments, he continued to work so he could send money back home. Five months after this photo was taken, Luis became terminally ill. As the end of his life was nearing, a foundation offered to pay for his airline ticket so he could go home to his wife and family who he hadn’t seen since arriving in this country five years prior. Throughout all his treatments, he kept his spirits high and assured everyone that he would beat this disease. Luis passed away on December 15, 2014 surrounded by his family.