Real Madrid Star Pays For 10-Month Old Baby Brain Surgery

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo showed his softer side by offering to pay for operation of a 10 month old baby boy who was suffering from neurological disorder called cortical dysplasia.

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10 month old Erik Ortiz Cruz is born with cortical dysplasia, a condition that can caused 30 seizures a day. Young Erik’s family and their friends have been exerting their efforts to raise money for his surgery that costs $83,000.

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They started with social media awareness campaign by creating a Facebook page for Erik. They also asked Cristiano Ronaldo to donate autographed boots and a shirt to a fund raising auction. Ronaldo was touched by the boy’s local community’s attempts to help the boy and decided to go extra mile and cover the entire surgery.

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This is not the first time that Ronaldo showed this kind of gesture, back in 2012 he also paid for a nine-year-old cancer treatment.

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*photos source: Erik Ortiz’s Facebook Page

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