Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to donate his famous Real Madrid cleats in order to raise money for one sick kid’s surgery bills. Instead of contributing to the cause, Ronaldo chose to pay the entire medical bill – the whopping $83,000!
Cristiano Ronaldo is not only handsome, skilled and famous. He also has a heart of gold, especially when it comes to small children. Back in the not so distant 2012 the Real Madrid star decided to help a 9 year old cancer patient and he paid the medical expenses for the child’s treatment. And last year he made headlines for paying the whopping sum of $83,000 to another child’s cause.
The 30 year old football player was asked to donate his very own cleats as part of a movement, which aimed at helping a sick kid named Erik Ortiz Cruz. The then-10 month old Erik was suffering from an unpleasant, to say the least, brain disorder. Erik’s sickness is called cortical dysplasia and it caused the kid to suffer through up to 30 seizures every single day! Once Ronaldo learned about the charity auction that wanted his cleats in order to help the little boy, he came up with another idea. Instead of donating the clothes and making a partial contribution to Erik’s cause, the footballer chose to pay the entire bill for the kid’s medical expenses – which jumped up to $83,000!
Apart from these two cases, the Real Madrid footballer has also helped a lot of other sick children in need of special treatments and extensive financial aids. According to many people Cristiano’s status and fame have taken him over, but his devotion to those less fortunate suggests quite the opposite.