Love is a conscious decision of the will to go toward others. In order to love truly, each should get rid of all things and, above all, of oneself. Love has the power to transcend us and spread to others with our actions.
El amor es una decisión consciente de la voluntad de ir hacia los otros. Para poder amar verdaderamente, conviene desprenderse de todas las cosas y, sobre todo, de uno mismo, para así, dar gratuitamente y amar hasta el final.
Irvin Valentín was born in San Juan in 1961. He coursed his secondary studies in the Río Piedras Heights School in 1979. He studied his bachelors and masters in accounting at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. He worked in banking and then in a pharmaceutical industry. Alongside his wife, they founded the first Pediatric Homecare in Puerto Rico in 1998. He married his wife, Lillybeth Figueroa in 1991. The marriage produced 10 lovely children from 11 to 22 years old. He is currently single and manages the Pediatric Homecare, as well as courses studies in the University of Puerto Rico.
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