Victoria Salcedo is synonym for resilience
Hailing from Guayaquil, born in 1997. She studies journalism in Ecuador and became a famous influencer who works hard for inclusion. Victoria takes a strong message and request to the society to be more empathic. Salcedo suffered a brutal accident when she was 5 years old; she touched a high tension cable that resulted in the amputation of her arms and one of her legs.
However, as the years passed, this queen knew that the only way was to move on. She made the decision to move forward in the face of adversity, putting the importance of achieving whatever goal she set for herself first. It is her disability that has never stopped her. She uses prosthesis only on her leg and, from a very young age, she does everything with her right foot that she would do with her other limbs. Rather than use prosthetic arms, Victoria uses her right leg to eat and carry out other every day.
She said, “The accident did not stop me from fighting for my dreams and moving forward, because apart from studying journalism, I practice swimming and performs any activity without any problem.” She explains that the most difficult thing has been to adapt to people who often see her as less, so she has dedicated herself to learning to do a little of everything, with the help of her right foot and leg.