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Christiano Ronaldo pays $83,000 for 10-month-old child's treatment

Friday, 14 March 2014 - 6:46pm IST | Place: Spain | Agency: dna web desk
  • christiano-ronaldo Christiano Ronaldo pays $83,000 for 10-month-old child's treatment

A Spanish newspaper AS published a report about footballer Christiano Ronald's kind gesture. As per the report, family of a 10-month-old boy with cortical dysplasia — a rare brain disorder that causes dozens of daily seizures — was looking to raise $83,000 (Approx Rs 50 lakh) to raise money for a vital operation.

He was asked to auction a pair of boots or similar in order to help meet the cost of surgery and care for Erik Ortiz Cruz, which was expected to run to around $83,000.  Erik Ortiz Cruz suffers up to 30 epileptic fits a day and surgery is the only solution to his condition. 

Cristiano Ronaldo went the extra mile by paying for an operation for a young child with a neurological disorder. The boy's family have been unable to meet massive hospital bills with each test carried out costing around £5,020 (6,000 euros) and surgery likely to run to £50,240 (60,000 euros) as per AS. 

Earlier, Ronaldo was known to be rude but these acts of kindness seem to show a different side of Christiano's personality. After winning the Ballon d'Or earlier in the year, the same report mentions that he honoured a promise to celebrate with a group of young children suffering with leukaemia.

This season, Ronaldo also took time out to plead for a pitch invader in America to be spared a jail term and the charges against the young fan were dropped. This donation represents 20% of Ronaldo's weekly savings. In 2012, for example, he paid for the cancer treatment of a 9-year-old fan.

Below are some Tweets by fans on Christiano Ronaldo's gesture: 

Post by Bleacher Report UK.




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