Darwin Castro (Ecuador): The 22-year-old T11 middle distance runner won a historic 5,000m bronze medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games together with his guide Sebastian Rosero.
He is the first Ecuadorian to qualify for a Paralympic Games with an A mark.
Darwin moved from his home town of Cuenca to Quito to join the national team. But after six months, due to his lack of resources, he was about to quit sport altogether before Sebastian offered him to live with his family and to continue running together.
Between 21 June and 2 August we will feature one athlete on their road to Rio per week at www.agitosfoundation.org, on Twitter.com/Agitos and on Facebook.com/AgitosFoundation.
Anyone can use #TeamAgitos on social media to show they are part of the team, whether they are athletes, coaches, part of the Paralympic Movement or a partner organisation.
We will then publish a final video for each athlete in the week before the Paralympic Games, to conclude the video series, and #TeamAgitos will carry on the momentum during Rio 2016 and beyond.