Chelsea player Antonio Rudiger has announced a health relief partnership meant to benefit kids in the West African country, Sierra Leone.
The partnership is with a medical outfit known as “Big Shoe” and is meant to provide 11 kids in Kenema, Sierra Leone, with surgery.
“The kids are suffering from cleft lips, burns or deformations. The happy faces of cured kids like Kadiazu in this picture are the biggest gift to receive,” Rudiger said in part in a tweet.
It has attracted widespread commendation from his followers on the social media platform. Many responders to the tweet said he had indeed shown how to be grateful for one’s native land.
Despite his Sierra Leonean nationality, Rüdiger is officially German professional footballer who plays as a defender for English club Chelsea and the Germany national team.
He began his career at VfB Stuttgart, representing their reserves in 3. Liga and the first team in the Bundesliga.
Together with the team of Big Shoe we‘re providing 11 kids in Kenema, Sierra Leone🇸🇱 with surgery. The kids are suffering from cleft lips, burns or deformations.The happy faces of cured kids like Kadiazu in this picture are the biggest gift to receive🙏🏾❤ #OneTeam #AlwaysBelieve pic.twitter.com/iJcGRAkbFJ
— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) November 12, 2018