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The greatness of Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez It is not only measured by the belts he has achieved within the ring, but also by his altruistic acts. A sample of this is that the Mexican boxer seeks to financially support a teenager who asked for help.
Karla Vanessa Martinez Cruz, a 15-year-old girl, contacted the man from Guadalajara on social media to be able to pay a emergency lung operation. She said that she was diagnosed with a type of cancer for which she has undergone more than 20 chemotherapies, and requires a large sum of money.
“I have taken 26 chemotherapies, and I would like this video to reach Canelo Álvarez to ask for your help. I need lung surgery as soon as possible, because the tumor that I have grows five centimeters per month and it’s already too big. To remove that lung they also need to remove the right lung“Said the young woman in a video.
“I want to fulfill my dream and the goals that I have”
Carla Vanessa added: “The surgery has a cost of 300,000 pesos (more than $ 14,000 dollars), an amount that we cannot collect in such a short time. Please, I need your help. As i said before, I want to live, I want to fulfill my dream and the goals that I have; and, at my young age, I have not been able to comply, I would like to comply with them by coming out of this disease, “he said. Karla vanessa.
Minutes after this video was posted, the undisputed champion of middleweights She responded on Twitter and asked for the teenager’s phone number to support her: “A phone number!”
This is not the first time Canelo Álvarez gives a hand to those who ask for help economic to get out of any health problem. In fact, his coach Eddy Reynoso donated 1 million pesos (over $ 45,600) for children with cancer.
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