On July 4, 2019 Dr. Frank Meza, a sports enthusiast and respected leader in the medical community, passed away. He had attended Cal State Northridge, UCLA and UC Davis where he earned his medical degree and helped launch the La Raza Medical Association. Throughout his career he inspired and supported Latinos to enter the field of medicine. His love of running motivated him to create the Aztlan Track Club. Here he speaks about how running can motivate and inspire young people. Latinopia is proud to showcase Dr. Frank Meza as a Latinopia Hero.