Photo by @ivankphoto | Mario Lundes stands in his bedroom with his four-month-old daughter, Alexa Sky Lundes, in Los Angeles, California, in the fall of 2017. Mario, who was jumped into a gang at the age of 13, talked about his troubled past, his recovery and a second chance. “I had my little girl and I got married. All that trust, I built it, little by little with my family members. I’m grateful to be alive. I made some really bad decisions in my past. But it’s never too late. I do regret a lot of the stuff I did. I have to live with that.” This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @kchete77. Karla and Ivan’s photos were published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” Please check the link in my profile (@ivankphoto) to see the feature and visit karlagachet.com and ivankphoto.com to see more photos. Thanks!!!