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 Ronaldoâ€™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 â€˜where is my mother?â€™ 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:
â€œThis 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.â€
Ahmedâ€™s grandfather said: â€œHe 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.â€ Nasser Dawabsha, the boyâ€™s uncle, said Ahmed â€˜adoresâ€™ Cristiano Ronaldo and had spent much of his time in hospital watching sports.