Two daughters, who are identical twins decided to document the life of their adopted father (Papi). They share some of the greatest lessons learned from Papi which helped shaped their lives. These lessons are captured during intimate moments where Papi describes his childhood, moving to the United States, navigating the workforce, and love and marriage. The lessons on maintaining a healthy marriage and raising a family are invaluable. We also explore the importance of rising above challenges with humility. You will be intrigued with his love and level of commitment to his wife who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Until her passing in 2021 he kept his promise to never leave her side. This included never placing her in a skilled nursing facility. Papi became her caregiver for over 10 years and when he was forced to have back surgery (Spinal Stenosis). His two daughters quickly moved in to care for Mami. Papi was in a rehabilitation center for many weeks and could not wait to recover so he could be reunited with his wife. You will be inspired by his life and appreciate the many lessons he shares.
Maribel Santana-Texidor, is an author, educator and social worker. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and the mother to EJ Crawford who is a professional basketball player (Puerto Rico). She currently resides in Delaware and works in Baltimore, Maryland. She has dedicated her career to people living with HIV. She holds a Master's degree in Business Administration. Maribel is employed by a global biopharmaceutical company, as Senior Therapeutic Specialist.