In September 2015, Samantha was severely burned when a pressure cooker full of scalding hot water exploded while she was being bathed in the kitchen sink. She suffered third-degree burns to 60 percent of her body and had to have her fingers, leg and toes amputated.
After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Raul Casares, the founder of R.C. Aluminum Industries, developed impact resistant glass and his company quickly posted record revenues. Casares, father of one-time South Beach nightclub queen and Madonna pal Ingrid Casares, worked with leading developers like Jorge Pérez, Jeffrey Soffer and Ugo Colombo in Miami.