It was reported in March Ronaldo paid €60,000 for Erik Ortiz Cruz's surgery after the infant was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia, a brain condition which can cause 30 seizures a day.
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There are no corroborating sources to suggest Ronaldo's new style was a homage to the toddler and brain surgery consists of a straight cut, rather than a jagged line.
Erik, with his mother, in hospital
However, Ronaldo's legion of online followers are lapping up the news, and the 29-year-old has made several philanthropic gestures in the past.
Ronaldo has one son, aged three