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Cristiano Ronaldo Pays €60,000 For 10-Month-Old Boy's Brain Operation

13/03/2014 09:36 GMT | Updated 13/03/2014 11:59 GMT

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo displayed his generous side again recently, when he paid €60,000 for a 10-month-old boy's brain operation.

Madrid fan Erik Ortiz Cruz has been diagnosed with cortical dysplasia, a brain condition which can cause 30 seizures a day

The procedure Ronaldo has paid for will remove a part of the boy's brain, while a series of treatments will also cost €6,000 each time.

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Ronaldo is a two-time Ballon d'Or winner

Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo became aware of Erik's condition when he was asked to donate some boots for a charity auction, only he agreed to pay for all of the treatments, according to AS.

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Erik, with his mother, in hospital

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Ronaldo has one son, aged three

This is not the first time Ronaldo has come to someone's aid. He also paid for a nine-year-old's cancer treatment two years ago.

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