Cristiano Ronaldo sends a plane with donations to the victims in Turkey
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, CR7, has sent a plane with essential supplies for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. The tragedy resulted in more than 50,000 deaths, in addition to the homeless and displaced.
The plane sent by Cristiano Ronaldo has food, milk, beds, blankets, bedding, pillows, hospital supplies and special items for babies and children.
It is not the first time that Ronaldo makes such generous donations. There are many acts of generosity, kindness and tact on the part of the attacker. He does not refuse to help even during the time of salary cut and epidemic.
Sympathy and solidarity
Despite being nicknamed “Robo” due to his professional excellence, CR7 combines compassion and solidarity. He is known for his generosity off the field, helping out around the world.
Here are some of the actions of this attacker.
During the coronavirus epidemic, Cristiano Ronaldo suffered the biggest cut in the salary of the players of “Juventus”, which was foreseen by the agreement anticipating losses due to Covid-19. Despite the pay cut, he donated five respirators to hospitals in the Madeira region of Portugal, where he comes from. It has also funded dozens of beds in facilities in the Portuguese centers of Lisbon and Porto. The expenses exceeded 3.5 million euros.
The owner of the 2011 “Golden Boot” after scoring 40 goals in the season, Cristiano got rid of the prize on the shelf. For 1.3 million euros, CR7 sold the award and donated the money raised to the construction of schools in the Gaza Strip, devastated by the war between Palestine and Israel.
In 2013, when he won the FIFA Ballon d’Or and was selected as the UEFA Team of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo also donated bonuses to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Red Cross.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is an ambassador for three major charities: Save the Children, Unicef and World Vision. In addition to financial contributions, the player has participated in the fight against hunger in Africa and led campaigns for the benefit of Syrian children affected by the conflicts that have devastated the country.
In 2015, Haidar, a little boy from Lebanon, was the victim of an Islamic State attack in Beirut that killed more than 43 people. The boy’s parents are among them. Adding to the shock of the devastating images, Haidar went viral when he was photographed wearing a Real Madrid shirt. The sad story touched the Spanish club, which together with Cristiano Ronaldo organized a meeting with a three-year-old boy who is a fan of the player.
Another notable act of CR7 happened in 2015. When he discovered that 9-year-old Nuhuzet Gülen had terminal cancer, he sent a driver to take him and his family to the Real Madrid hotel. After inviting him to watch a game, Cristiano Ronaldo gifted Nuhuzet a goal and the jersey of the match.
Another solidarity action in 2014. Cristiano has allocated 62 thousand euros for the operation of 10-year-old Eric Ortiz Cruz, suffering from cortical dysplasia.
In the Spanish Championship in 2011, Cristiano Ronaldo accidentally kicked a Real Madrid fan in the face. The fan got a bloody nose from the blow. After the game, CR7 gave the fan a shirt as an apology.
At a Japanese promotional event in 2015, a boy made the press room laugh by trying to speak Portuguese to Cristiano. The player asked the journalists present in the hall. “Why the laughter? He speaks very good Portuguese. They should be happy that he made an effort.” The gesture was applauded by the audience.
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With reports from the Daily Mail and the Lance