BARCELONA (SPAIN) – Juan Carlos Unzué has the Sla . It is just the latest in a long line of former footballers.
“ I just wanted to tell you that I have ALS . In my case it is hitting the limbs, arms, hands and legs symmetrically.
Today it is a disease without treatment or cure except for a few pills that help most patients slow down the progression of the disease. "
This is the shock announcement of Juan Carlos Unzué , coach and former goalkeeper of Osasuna, Barcelona, Seville and Tenerife, in announcing that he is suffering from Sla, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
The two statements are reported by adnkronos.com.
“I decided to make my condition public for two reasons.
The first one is personal, I prefer that friends and acquaintances know it by listening to my voice on the radio and are so more relaxed – explained Unzué, 53 years old -.
I can tell them that I'm fine, that I'm mentally strong and that's why I decided to share this thing.
The second reason is more general: in recent months I have been able to experience first hand the poor visibility that this disease enjoys, the great suffering of the patients and their difficulty in living in a dignified way and the lack of means for research ".
Juan Carlos Unzué faces his personal drama.
“ With this appearance I hope to be able to help. I will no longer train.
I signed for a small but very busy team, that of the Sla patients.
Unfortunately I will have a lot of companions: we are about 4000 and unfortunately the market is very active, every day we take 3 or 4 new faces and unfortunately we lose as many, victims of the SLA.
I would like to be able to help improve the quality of life of patients and to make funds for research in the hope of finding a cure for this disease.
I remind you that this Sunday, June 21, is the world day of the SLA, we are inviting everyone to sensitize people as much as possible "", concluded the technician (source adnkronos.com).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano