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Mesut Ozil Funds Life-changing Surgeries of 18 Ugandan Children [Photos]

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Mesut Ozil helped 18 Ugandan children undergo life-changing surgery thanks to the Big Shoe charity project.

Big Shoe shared an article on their latest initiative in northwest Uganda on their Instagram page.

Big Shoe is an international charity that helps underprivileged children undergo life-changing medical procedures; cleft lip and palate, cataracts, heart defects, burns, etc.

The Arsenal star has been involved in the charity organization since 2014, when he took care of the 11 children who had to be operated on at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Mesut Ozil finances surgery for 18 Ugandan children (photos)

Since its creation in 2006, the organization has carried out a total of 1,600 operations for disadvantaged children worldwide.


Mesut Ozil and his wife Amine Gulse marked their wedding in Istanbul over the summer by funding surgical operations for 1,000 children via BigShoe.


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Many fans have asked me, my close relatives and friends about our wishes for tomorrow's wedding. As a professional footballer I am in a fortunate and privileged position. However, I invite everyone who is willing and able to help to support a very special project close to both of our hearts that we will undertake with @big.shoe11! 🙏🏼 Amine and I will bear the expenses for surgeries of 1000 children in need. I’d be happy if in addition, many more treatments all over the world can be fulfilled. If you would like to help this good cause, please click the link in my bio. I have really taken the team at BigShoe and the passion they treat their young patients with to my heart. BigShoe works alongside German and Swiss Doctors to help children all around the world by providing life changing surgeries. Burns, club feet & clefts are medical conditions that developing countries struggle to treat due to lack of doctors, money and medicine. We have already worked together for surgeries in Brazil (Worldcup 2014), in Africa (2016) and in Russia (2018). Now we want to go the next step and help children worldwide. 🙏🏼❤ #M1Ö @gulseamine

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Other footballers, including Paul Pogba, Antonio Rudiger and Philipp Lahm, are also partners of BigShoe.


Written by How Africa

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