Cristiano Ronaldo gives VIP treatment to cancer-stricken fan | inside World Soccer

He might have a reputation for being selfish and arrogant, but Cristiano Ronaldo proves everyone wrong by giving a cancer-stricken patient the day of his young life.

Cristiano Ronaldo dedicates a goal against Celta for a sick fan who attends the game
Cristiano Ronaldo dedicates a goal against Celta for a sick fan who attends the game

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Ronaldo heard about a young fan named Jorge, who was diagnosed with cancer in September. Upon hearing the story, the Real Madrid star promptly sent a signed photo to his house.

The 28-year-old subsequently invited the youngster and his family to watch Madrid's match against Celta Vigo last Monday from the comfort of Ronaldo's private box at the Bernabéu.

Jorge was given then full VIP treatment from the moment he arrived at the stadium and he then got to enjoy a star performance from his idol, who scored twice as Los Blancos beat Celta 3-0.

After the game, the boy said: "It was a dream come true for me and the truth is, I'm endlessly thankful for what he has done.

"It's something very emotional for me, because I never thought it would happen to me. I was in the VIP box with all his family, and with his son who's a very intelligent little boy, very friendly and polite and very handsome as well. It was incredible."

The boy's mother, who was with Jorge at the game, was equally emotional about Ronaldo's gesture toward her son.

She added: "I am thankful to Cristiano beyond words for what he has done for my son. He's such a special person. He's truly an angel. And my family and I will never, never, forget what he's done.

"People can say what they want, but he's a true angel. Thank you for everything, Cristiano."

The Portuguese star has been known for giving back to his fans. In 2012, Ronaldo and his agent funded an experimental cancer treatment for a young fan named Nuhazet. Sadly, though, the boy passed away last year.

Ronaldo also took the time to write in defence of a fan who had invaded the pitch during a pre-season friendly, and his letter helped see charges against the fan dropped in the United States.


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