Francisco (Paco) Arango was born in Mexico City in 1962. He and his family moved to Spain when he was very young. Arango became a successful solo recording artist for Sony Records in Latin America and Spain, releasing five records. In 1999 he started his own television production company. He created and wrote several shows, one of which ALA DINA became one of Spain’s top-rated shows, and ran for three seasons. In December 2011, he wrote and directed MAKTUB (a low-budget Spanish film aimed at the Spanish and Latin American market). Arango combines his passion for storytelling with a deep commitment to helping seriously ill children. The stories and lives of the children he has touched serves as a source of artistic inspiration. For the past 20 years he has been widely involved with children with cancer as a volunteer, primarily in the Hospital Niño Jesus in Madrid. In 2005 he created his own foundation, Aladina (www.aladina.org).