Liverpool frontman Roberto Firmino has just donated £60,000 to save the lives of two young fans with a rare genetic disease.
Bobby and his wife, Larissa Pereira, donated the final chunk of money needed for fans Joao de Amorim, 6, and 11-month-old Miguel de Amorim to receive a year’s treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – with the total costing £825,000.
Roberto Firmino. Heard about a campaign to raise funds for two young boys (who he doesn't know) with a rare spinal condition requiring expensive medical treatment. Donated £60k to help them. Parents with Firmino shirts to express their gratitude. What a top guy. pic.twitter.com/u2oEXCvyrO
— Brazilfooty (@brazilfooty) August 7, 2018
The children’s parents Alex Jose de Amorim and Gracieli Schlemmer, based in Brazil’s Santa Catarina province, hoped to raise donations after appealing on social media for help towards their essential but expensive treatment.
After being £59,132 short of their target, Firmino and his wife Larissa heard of the struggle via Spanish paper Marca and decided to donate the final amount required to save the children’s lives.
Bobby dazzler: what a guy.
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