In 2012, Arbelio “Arby” Barroso was broke, recovering from addiction, and had just lost his house. Fast forward to today, where Arby is a successful family man and the co-founder of a company on one of Forbes’ prestigious Top 10 Lists. Arby’s story is nothing short of inspirational, but his success did not occur overnight.
In 1993, Arby was in his early twenties leading an active lifestyle and doing what he loved most: playing sports. Arby’s world was turned upside down one day when he suffered injuries to his hip and femur which kept him in the hospital for a month. Despite multiple surgeries, Arby was not seeing significant progress. He was facing the possibility of not getting full mobility back in his legs.
“Imagine not being able to do the things you’re used to,” Arby said. “I was an athlete and competitor, but I couldn’t put on my own clothes or even walk.”
Arby eventually recovered aided by powerful painkillers which the doctors at Jackson Hospital had prescribed for him. He had overcome what was at this point his toughest battle, but an even more difficult struggle was about to begin which would end up transforming every aspect of his life.