My name is Ruben Hernandez; I came to the United State at age twenty. Three years later a tragedy struck in my life and changed it forever. This tragic event became a blessing to me and others. At age twenty three I lost my sight due to a gunshot to the head, however, because of that I founded UDLA which has been extremely instrumental in the rehabilitation of hundreds of disabled individuals and their families. When I founded UDLA I was unaware that I was going to be the first recipient of its services and programs.