Ronaldo to cover medical bills of 10-month old Real Madrid fan

Mar 13, 2014, 11:49 IST | ANI

London: Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly pledged to cover the medical bills of a baby, amounting to more than 60,000 pounds.

Erik Ortiz Cruz, the ten-month son of a family who are Real Madrid fans, has cortical dysplasia - a brain abnormality that causes up to 30 seizures each day.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo. Pic/ AFP

According to, the family has been desperately trying to raise money for his treatment, but because of the huge about of funds needed, it has been difficult for them.

The report mentioned that the baby needs 60,000 pounds for an operation on his brain, while each test, which he will need for a long time after the operation, costs about 6,000 pounds each. However, the report said that Ronaldo has stepped in to stop Erik's plight, by pledging any money needed to help him.

Ronaldo is also helping to raise extra money for the family, by donating signed kit and boosts to a charity auction, the report added.

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