I suppose many of you are waiting to hear my response to Rocio
Heredia's message to the forum. Her trip to New York and participation
in the workshop were made possible by the generous support of our
members, some of my students and friends, as well. This was a test
for our willingness to help and share, and we passed that test with
honor. Rocio was everybody's favorite in the class. She is truly an
amazing person. Her determination and will to learn are unsurpassed.
Few people possess the passion and excitement with which she
approaches the metal. Thank you for giving her a chance to visit New
York, and be part of the workshop! Now that she has spoken openly
about her vision difficulties I can only express my sincere hope that
modern medicine will soon be able to help her regain the vision we
all take for granted. Rocio is truly an artist with a great future.
Once again thank you for your understanding and support! Valentin