Rick Reyes, Jr. was born an overcomer, and he has been defying the odds since birth. Born in 1975, 3 months premature and weighing merely 2lbs, his parent were told that he was not likely to survive. While in the hospital, doctors accidentally fractured his spine which would cause him to forever be confined to a wheelchair, if he were to survive. Despite these difficulties, he did survive and was eventually released from the hospital and taken home to be with his family.
Rick grew up in a two parent household, with two brothers and one sister. His dad worked as a Dispatcher and his mom was a stay at home mother.