Valencia C.F. news
March, 13 2017

Santi Mina suprises courageous Valencianista Laura García

Laura García Sales is a 14 year old Valencianista who has been fighting lung cancer over the past year. A happy, optimistic person and a lifelong fan of the club, she had the opportunity to meet her idol, Santi Mina, in a surprise appearance from the striker.

“I'm a massive fan of Santi Mina. He signed some photos that I had before, and we took a picture together. It was really fun and he's really nice,” she told VCFplay, as the club –unbeknownst to Laura- prepared a second encounter with her hero.
Mina arrived bearing gifts, including two shirts: One signed by the Galician, the other with Laura’s name printed on the back.

“It's for when you come to Mestalla to watch us play and cheer us on,” he told her.
“I'm pleased that you are well, be strong and support us a lot -we need you.”

On her love for the club, Laura explained: “I've been a Valencianista forever. Valencia CF is almost my life. It's very important.” She carries a VCF bat cuddly toy with her when she undergoes operations, and draws on the strength from those around her to keep positive.

I have to have great support from everyone I love. You have to fight and be strong. I think the most important thing is to be very happy and use the support of my family and friends.”


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