He died this Wednesday after a worsening of the disease he had suffered for months
The one who was the founder of the Murcian Transplant Association (Ademtra), José Ángel Sánchez, died this Wednesday after a worsening of the disease he had suffered for months. He died at the Morales Meseguer General University Hospital in Murcia, where he had been admitted for a few days.
“A versatile man with a lot of character, and that everything he undertook was completed to the end and successfully.” That was the phrase that, visibly moved, outlined his friend Pepe Ballesteros, with whom he started many battles, including that of collaborating on the radio, a means of communication that José Ángel was in love with. In it, it was almost always by the hand of the local communicator Piedad Quijada: first in the disappeared Antena 3 de Cieza and Radio Ilusión, then in Ser Cieza and then in Cope Cieza, where he shared a current gathering for several years.
José Ángel maintained a professional life linked to the agricultural sector through the Agricultural Service of Cajamurcia, in Cieza and in the Hoya del Campo de Abarán. The work made him compatible with his love of sports, especially basketball, being a prominent member of the Cieza Basketball Club. But her life turned upside down after she had to undergo a liver transplant. Happily recovered from that trance, he dedicated himself body and soul to the Murcian Transplant Association (Ademtra), which he himself created in June 2006 and in which he worked incessantly to obtain better resources and benefits for these people.
His dedication led him to become treasurer of the National Federation of the Sick and Liver Transplanted (FNETH) in 2012. Precisely that year made the traditional International Folklore Festival in Segura de Cieza become a channel of solidarity with the reading, for several consecutive years, of the ‘Solidarity Manifesto’. In each edition, that manifesto was read by a person of relevance in the world of medicine.
José Ángel Sánchez was, in short, a person dedicated to his town, Cieza. He had a strong personality, accompanied by a ragged and powerful voice. He was also a volunteer for friendship. He did not hesitate to give it to whoever needed it. Without a doubt, he was one of those who knew how to be in the worst moments. The remains of José Ángel Sánchez will be cremated this Thursday in the presence of his closest family and friends.