Leon lived a very normal life. It wasn't filled with any tragedy or depression. He had loving parents and a younger brother that he was very close with. He has never really had many issues in his life. Before he left for Chernarus on business he was happy with his life. He had a nice, decently sized house with his fiance. On a day the same as any other he got a call from his work about heading to Chernarus to try and capture some photos for the news. Travelling was no doubt the best part of his job, except from the fact that he had to be separated from his loved ones. So the same day he packed his bags, said goodbye to his family and got on the fist plane to Chernarus. The next day Leon made his way to Severograd, where he would be staying for the duration of his stay. Leon done very little work that day and was very jet lagged. So he took a rest for a few days and barely left his house.
On the 11th Leon awoke to screams in the street. Looking out his window he was appalled to see the sight of people attacking one another, he had no idea what was happening. He quickly packed some of his essentials and tried to make his way out of the city. He was able to escape the buildings almost completely unnoticed until right at the entrance when a crazed man covered in blood jumped on him from out of nowhere. The man clamped his teeth down onto Leon's shoulder and began tearing at his skin. Leon was just barely able to flip him over his back and run for his life. He ran into the woods and didn't stop for ages. Eventually he came across a cabin that seemed to be empty so that is where he took refuge during the first couple of months. During that time he was able to find a medical kit and pistol in the cabin. He was able to do some shoddy work on his shoulder to stop infection but to him it seemed that whatever happened to the people in Severograd could not be spread through a bite since he seemed to be doing fine. He was also able to learn the basics of how to use the pistol but cleaning it and using anything bigger would be a much bigger struggle for him to figure out. Now that he seemed a bit more capable he decided it was time to leave the cabin and attempt to find anyone else still alive. He worried for his family and hoped they were still alive. Now he would do whatever it took to live in the hopes of getting back home to his family.