The Vice President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2013 who became the United Nations Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility in 2013.
He was left paralyzed after he was robbed and shot in the back in 1998.
He was nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the handicapped.
He has three daughters with his wife Rocio Gonzalez.
He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three years after Barack Obama received the prize.