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Roberto Firmino Donates £60,000 To Save The Lives Of Two Fans With Rare Genetic Disease

Roberto Firmino Donates £60,000 To Save The Lives Of Two Fans With Rare Genetic Disease

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has shown himself to be one of football's nicest guys by donating £60,000 to save the life of two fans with a rare genetic disease.

The Brazilian international 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).

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Parents Alex Jose de Amorim and Gracieli Schlemmer, from the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, appealed on Facebook and Twitter for donations to help them pay for their sons' essential but expensive treatment.

The couple needed to raise just over £825,000 to pay for a year of care and treatment, but were still £59,132 short of their target.


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Firmino and his wife Larissa heard of the struggle and decided to get involved, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

He might be one of the Premier League's most ruthless finishers, but Firmino is one hell of a nice man.

Well done to Bobby and his wife Larissa.

This story was first featured on talkingbaws.com - simple, shareable sport. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Topics: Football, Liverpool, Football News, Roberto Firmino, Premier League

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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