Updated: Bless You, Puyi.

25 Jun

It’s just come out that Carles Puyol had been quietly paying for all the cancer treatment for Miki Roque. They met at the Dexeus Clinic and became friends. Turns out that Miki’s mother was raised in the same town that Puyi was from: La Pobla de Segur. Puyol wore an “Anims Miki!” shirt after the Champions League final in 2011 in support of his friend but he kept the extent of his involvement in Miki’s care well out of the press. According to the article, he was very influential with the doctors and clinic throughout Miki’s treatment. You are a class act, Puyi and I am so sorry for your loss. I know you must be grieving your friend right now, but I am sure that your support, both financial and emotional, was a godsend for Miki and his family during his fight.  You’re a good man.

Updated: How big of an impact was Puyol’s support? Well, Betis was selling wristbands to fans to help pay for Roque’s operation and treatment. The club wanted to pay for it all but the financial situation made it impossible, so the fans chipped in to help the young man and his family.  Puyi stepping in must have made a huge difference financially.

– Lozil

9 Responses to “Updated: Bless You, Puyi.”

  1. sweethearthalo June 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    So much respect & love for this man. I hope Puyi will go through this tough time always remembering how much he gave Miki. So many losses this year, so many needless deaths.

  2. Rose June 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Class act. Cannot have anything but admiration for this man. Stay wonderful Puyi and get well soon as well. RIP Miki.

  3. Allison June 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    I adore Puyi & this makes me love him even more.

  4. Serena June 25, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    That’s incredible Puyol, you definetely meant a lot for him. Recover from you injury soon 🙂

  5. M June 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    As a hardcore Madridista, I respect and admire Puyol so, so much.

  6. drea June 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Puyol is a prince among men. It’s tragic that he lost his friend anyway, despite his best efforts. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Miki Roque.

  7. jellyace June 25, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Puyi, you are a true servant leader! No wonder you are a great capitan. So sorry for your loss.

  8. black widow June 26, 2012 at 2:14 am #

    what a wonderful gesture from a wonderful human being. i’m a die-hard madridista, but i absolutely adore him. class act, all the way.

  9. Lena June 26, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    I just keep gaining more and more respect for him. Puyol is pure class.

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