By Chris Wright
For a man who’s built an entire museum dedicated to himself, Cristiano Ronaldo seems remarkably grounded in relative terms and the Real Madrid superstar once again showed his true colours recently having been contacted by the family of a young Real fan in need of life-saving surgery.
Ronaldo was contacted by the parents of 10-month-old Erik Ortiz Cruz, who suffers with cortical dysplasia, a brain condition that causes potentially fatal seizures.
According to AS, Erik’s family asked Ronaldo if he’d mind donating a pair of signed boots to a charity auction, with the Cruz family needing to raise €60,000 so their son can undergo a protracted surgical procedure to remove part of his brain – a series of treatments that apparently cost €6,000 a whirl.
Ronaldo, however, went one better and agreed to pay for all of Erik’s treatments in one go – pledging the full €60,000 to the Cruz family out of the goodness of his heart.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Ronaldo has dipped into his own pocket to assist having paid for a nine-year-old lad’s cancer treatment back in 2012.