Happy Mother’s Day!

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?

Mahatma Gandhi

Our mothers will always have a special place in our hearts because they shape who and what we are. When I was young, I went through several dreams of careers, all of them in science. I never wanted to be a fireman or a baseball player, but instead an archaeologist and an oceanographer. However, my mother, a nurse herself, was the singular early force in my becoming a physician. How different my life would have been if not for my mother.

If we have helped you at Regenexx or I have helped you heal or improve personally, you have Faith Centeno to thank. Like all mothers, she has always been a singular force to be reckoned with. One that was both pure love, but also a firm hand to help guide a life. Which is really the essence of the duality of motherhood.

There is no force in this universe like a good mother caring for her children. It is selfless in a way that is hard to explain. Or as someone once said, “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

So on this mother’s day, call your mom if you can or if that’s not possible, hold them close! There is nothing in this world as powerful as a mother.

[Above from left to right-My mother and I when I was a resident physician (early 1990s). Mom, my son Joe and I when I lectured at the Vatican (2012). My mom and I a few years ago at our Grand Cayman licensed advanced stem cell site.]

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Chris Centeno, MD is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. Centeno pioneered orthopedic stem cell procedures in 2005 and is responsible for a large amount of the published research on stem cell use for orthopedic applications. View Profile

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