In a recent interview on Super Deportivo Radio, Jorge Bilardo, brother of the renowned Argentine coach Carlos Salvador Bilardo, shed light on his sibling’s daily life amidst battling Hakim-Adams syndrome, a progressive neurological condition. Carlos, residing in Caballito, remains under constant medical care.
Jorge shared insights into Carlos’ routine, emphasizing his ability to manage basic activities like bathing, eating, and changing, despite limited engagement in conversation. Regarding Messi’s impact, Jorge disclosed that every goal scored by Messi brings joy to Carlos, eliciting laughter and admiration for Messi’s exceptional skills.
Delving into Carlos’ health condition, Jorge explained, “It’s a disease that won’t be the cause of his death, according to the doctors. He struggles to engage in conversation, recognizing those around him but lacking the ability for sustained dialogue.”
Reflecting on what might have been, Jorge mused about Carlos as the nation’s President, envisioning a humble leader who would prioritize frugality and be conscientious about public expenditure. Despite the challenges posed by his illness, Carlos Bilardo’s spirit remains resilient, finding solace and happiness in the brilliance of Lionel Messi on the field.