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A Letter To Miki Roque From His Doctor (Also Victor Valdes’ Brother)
It’s eight o’clock in the morning and at the Institut Universitari Dexeus begins a new day. Although not a day longer. Yesterday we had the worst call of my short career as a doctor. Yesterday we left for a patient always exemplary , a person with great values, a born fighter, a great athlete and above all a friend. Yesterday left us forever Miki Roque
Many times I’ve had the privilege of sharing with you during these last months of your life and the truth is I will always remember fondly. Now I know it was worth studying medicine only meet people like you. I will sorely miss up to your room in the wards and talk football with you and so many other things … I will miss your jokes … And not just me, because from the first day you walked out the door you won for all workers Clinic, always with a smile on his face, not a bad gesture toward none and with a fine education. All you will be sorely missed …
I remember that day when you said you did not believe in coincidences and you were sure that all this had to happen, that fate is capricious and you had this experience in store to meet us. You said you had also learned a lot from this experience and now you gave importance to details than before … that valorabas valorabas or health, which valorabas more to your family … What I never told you is that you can not reach imagine the things we have learned from you … and your family … go life lesson you gave us!
You were not only a great player, has proven to be a man of first. They say “like father like son” and never better … you have two parents and a sister who have left an indelible mark on us all. They have demonstrated to the last moment a commendable fortitude. Your nephew, the little Biel to be born in September, I’m sure this family will bring a lot of joy and all your mind … Here we welcome you and tell us who was his uncle.
In all my conversations with you I’ll take one I will never forget. I’d always said that the penalty of failing to fulfill your dream, having debuted officially in First Division with Betis. You never answered because I know that I could not hold back my tears but now my friend, there where you are, I want you to hear my words. You were not only a great player who had managed to secure all that you had proposed it, and most importantly, has proven to be a MAN FIRST and an example to us all until the very moment of your death. For me this is the real dream come true and you’ve got. Have you played the biggest game of your life and you’ve won, believe me you’ve won, because you have shown all the values that a great athlete and a person must be such as courage, bravery, personal achievement, the humility, humanity and respect. There where God hold you, my friend, wait for me because one day we will play this game together we could never play football. Rest in peace, Miki. I’ll never forget.