ANDn difficult times like the current one, an attitude of self-improvement and resilience is more necessary than ever. A life path like that of Carlos Sanz He is an example of perseverance, sacrifice and effort through sport despite the many health problems he has had to face.
This man from Zaragoza was a soccer referee and came to be for four seasons as First Division assistant referee. Installed in the elite of this facet of the sport, when everything was in his favor, in the summer of 1998, the hepatitis C virus forced him to leave arbitration, which he wanted most at that time, and spend through the operating room for a liver transplant. That October 12, 1998 was a key date for my life. Everything he had fought for since he was 17 years old was suddenly cut short.
There are stories that end at a point similar to this, either because the person cannot overcome an illness, or because he overcomes it but ‘dies in life’, dies in attitude, in hope… and lives the rest of his days lamenting . That was not the case Carlos Sanz. He immediately thought that the important thing was to give meaning to this new life and he began to train as a transplanted athlete. Sport saved him and helped him feel again everything he had left behind. Discover the whole interview, in Telva.