As it happens annually, I am again surprised that another year is coming to a close. It creates a natural time point to reflect both on the end of a year, and to consider the possibilities for the new year. Let me go through this with you now.
2013 was a very action packed 12 months. We were able to accomplish much both in surgery and in the community. Our Y Gallery has been a huge hit, with excellent exhibitions and even much increased sales for the artists. Carmen Ayala, Celestino, Rigo Peralta, and Tebo were among those seen here. Getting the artists on Buenos Dias Nueva York has also been great. Our Pequenos Picassos charity has also been great. More corporate involvement will help in 2014.
Personally, my health and that of my family has been a blessing. Unfortunately, I lost my best friend as well as my brother this year. It has taught me how nothing is guaranteed, and how you must appreciate friends and family every day.
For 2014, I am expecting great things. I will continue to educate my Hispanic community, and help to push my programs forward to assist Latin causes even more. I have brought in exciting new technology for nonsurgical fat reduction as well as skin tightening for darker skin tones. New products are coming as well as more seminars.
I wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year. Just try to do at least one thing better, and see where it leads you.