Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo meets Polish boy he roused from three-month coma by scoring in Portugal World Cup play-off
A goal by Cristiano Ronaldo helped to bring a boy out of a three-month coma and the pair had an emotional meeting after Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.
David Pawlaczyk was knocked off of his bicycle by a car and suffered several internal injuries in August.
The 14-year-old was rushed to hospital but slipped into a coma, as reported by Polish newspaper Fakt.
His parents were told that sound therapy was the best hope of waking their son and were told that they should play familiar sounds to him.
David was a big Real Madrid fan and his parents played him radio broadcasts of their matches among others.
When Ronaldo scored his third goal during Portugal's World Cup play-off clash with Sweden in November, David was listening to the commentary and at that moment he was roused from his coma.
The Polish press reported the story and Ronaldo caught wind of it and invited David and his family to Madrid for Real's clash with Dortmund.