1963-1977: Birth & Childhood
José Roberto Trujillo was born on July 14, 1963, in Mexico City to Maria Guadalupe Martinez and Roberto Trujillo. When he was only 4, the family moved to a small town called San Pedro Zictepec in the state of Mexico.
Born in a humble family in Mexico, he was inspired by his mother’s saying “Education gives you freedom”. At the young age of 5, he expressed his desire to his mother to be a doctor and help people. He believed that “He did not choose medicine, but rather medicine chose him.” Compassion and kindness were the foundations of his upbringing. He considered his mother his role model as he was greatly influenced by the things she said.
A true philomath, Trujillo was always eager to learn new things and never compromised his grades and studies. All through his student life, he was a grade-A student with the highest academic standing. He worked various jobs from the age of 12 to support his education and won several scholarships for his excellence in academics. In 1977, Trujillo graduated from his high school and was named Valedictorian, a title awarded to the highest-performing student. Coming from a humble background young Trujillo knew that with the right attitude and passion “challenges are just opportunities to grow.”