Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Maradona’s many assists to Uruguay’s Forlan

When Forlan’s sister Alejandra was paralyzed in a car accident that killed her boyfriend in 1991, Maradona stepped in to assist with fundraising efforts that eased the financial plight of the family, which had seen its comfortable middle-class existence ripped apart by medical bills of more than $250,000. His sister’s plight was what convinced Forlan, then 12 years old, to dedicate himself to a career in soccer instead of tennis, determined to make enough money to make his sister’s life as comfortable as possible. Read the amazing story how the prominent athlete Diego Armando Maradona saved the life of Forlan’s sister…

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