Cristiano Ronaldo alongside some of his teammates at Real Madrid made the dream of a 5 year old orphan from Palestine come true. The parents and brother of 5 year old Ahmed Dawabshah were killed in a Palestine bomb attack 8 months ago.
Photos of Ahmed wearing a Real Madrid jersey carrying Ronaldo’s picture while recuperating from 60 percent burns on his body flooded the internet.
Ahmed fought for his life straight after the incident, and asked ‘where is my mother?’ upon awakening. The whole incident touched officials at Real Madrid who together with Cristiano Ronaldo and the Palestine embassy organised a trip for Ahmed to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to meet and spend time with his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestinian Football Association, added:
“This is a superb humanitarian gesture by Real Madrid, its administration and Cristiano Ronaldo, who are restoring hope for a child who lost his entire family. There is an unknown soldier in this initiative and that is Zinedine Zidane, who we warmly thank.”
Ahmed’s grandfather said: “He has just spent eight months in hospital. He is doing better, but a lot of time and care is still needed for him to truly recover.” Nasser Dawabsha, the boy’s uncle, said Ahmed ‘adores’ Cristiano Ronaldo and had spent much of his time in hospital watching sports.