Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent, Jorge Mendes, are living these days, a story that was new to them until a month ago, but where both are now fully involved: Nuhazet’s story. A 9 years old boy from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, suffering from cancer since 7 years.
As reported by ‘eldigitald ecanarias.net’, the player and his agent decided to fund a new pioneering treatment for Nuhazet after the match between Real Madrid and Mallorca at the Bernabeu (13.05.2012). Nuhazet attended the game on invitation of the “Asociación Pequeño Valiente”, assuming that this would be one of the last great adventures of his life. Because there seemed to be no hope for the child, who has been battling cancer since 2005. Since then, three tumors were removes, although the last one, which was operated in October 2011, could only be partially removed. In March, an MRI revealed metastases in three different points of the spine.
His parents, Fabiola Guillén and Silvestre Guardia: “The doctor had discussed with colleagues and said that there was nothing more to do. That it was best to leave it as it is so that the child doesn’t have to suffer. Asked if there was anything anywhere in the world, he said that whatever could be done was experimental. I sent the reports to “La Milagrosa” and the University of Navarra, and all the doctors told me I’d better not be more mortifying to the child. He already spent seven years with this disease, and we thought that we had come so far with him. “
The story reached the ears of Jorge Mendes, who paved the way to Cristiano Ronaldo. The morning of the match against Mallorca, he sent a driver to pick up the family and bring them to the team hotel. There, an elevator opened and there stood Cristiano. “Don’t you want to say anything?” Cristiano asked jokingly a stunned Nuhazet. And he promised that he would dedicate a goal to Nuhazet. Mission accomplished.
Nuhazet watched the game, and the winning of the Liga title from the private box of Cristiano, together with Irina Shayk. Then they went down to the locker room area and Nuhazet received the jersey from the player. That already was a dream fulfilled. But there was more.
On the following Monday, Mendes and Florentino Perez called the parents to indicate a medical center, Sanchinarro. From there they went to the Montepríncipe hospital specialised in children. Nuhazet first set foot there on May 16th.
“We had three options: do nothing, take experimental tests and sending a biopsy to the U.S. to make a customized drug specially for Nuhazet”, said the father. The family received the calculation for the treatment costs and the next day they were covered by a transfer of Cristiano and his agent. The boy went to the hospital that same Thursday evening and underwent a surgery of tumors of the cervical vertebrae. Then the biopsy was sent to the U.S.
Today, Nuhazet is still receiving treatment, although in a few weeks he could be back at home. The child and his parents spend the time of waiting with observing the development of a dozen eggs put in an incubator into chicks. The chicks are baptised with the names of all persons who have accompanied them is this adventure. The chick named Cristiano, first to break the shell, was born this morning.
Beautiful gesture of humanity! What a brave little boy! I wish him all the luck of the world.
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