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Cristiano Ronaldo pays for medical treatment of the 370 people injured in Portuguese wildfires

"It's impossible to remain indifferent to this tragedy. Solidarity with relatives and friends of the victims."

What a man.

Cristiano Roanldo’s sister has supposedly confirmed the Real Madrid forward has paid the medical bills of people injured in the devastating Portuguese wildfires.

Pop star Katia Aveiro posted a link to a report about the Portuguese star’s generosity on her Facebook page.

Cristiano Ronaldo looks to have dug deep to help victims of the Portuguese fires

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Ronaldo has donated millions to charity throughout his life

It proclaims: “Cristiano Ronaldo paid for the medical treatment of the 370 people injured in the Portuguese wildfires.”

Katia, one of Ronaldo’s three siblings, applauded the move and added: “This is a good way to react.”

Portugal has suffered terribly from forest blazes

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Firemen struggle to get a forest blaze under control

This is the Facebook notice posted by Ronaldo’s sister Katie Aveiro

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This is the Facebook notice posted by Ronaldo’s sister Katie Aveiro

Madeira-born Ronaldo took to Facebook himself after the weekend wildfires which claimed the lives of 42 people:

“It’s impossible to remain indifferent to this tragedy. Solidarity with the relatives and friends of the victims.

“Full support for firefighters who risk their live to help in the best way possible.”

The Portuguese public has been in mourning

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The Portuguese public has been in mourning

Ronaldo offered financial support to his native Madeira following devastating wildfires which killed three people and led to mass evacuations last summer.

The 32-year-old made the offer during a phone call to island president Miguel Albuquerque.

After his conversation with Mr Albuquerque, Ronaldo posted a message on his Facebook page revealing his pain over the devastating fires in Madeira and other parts of Portugal, especially the north.

Ronaldo in action against Tottenham in midweek

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Ronaldo in action against Tottenham in midweek

“It is with an aching heart that I’m seeing what’s happening in Madeira and other parts of the country,” he wrote.

“My support goes out with a thank you to all those firefighters who are bravely risking their lives to save so many others. I am with you.”

Last year, Ronaldo was named as the most charitable sportsperson on the planet.


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