Cristiano Ronaldo Backs Drive to Save Portuguese Baby

Baby Margarida's parent's health insurance does not cover premature babies and the costs of her treatment since she was born are growing at a rate of around 5,000 euros per day, according to hospital bills posted on the campaign page. Ronaldo's Facebook page has over 101 million followers.

Updated: November 07, 2014 10:55 IST
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Lisbon: Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has backed a campaign to save a Portuguese premature baby born in Dubai in October by publicising the campaign on his Facebook page.

"Let's support baby Margarida. No help is too small," Ronaldo said in a post on his Facebook page, which has over 101 million followers. (Also read: Ronaldo receives golden boot)

The Portuguese star of Real Madrid then posted a link to the campaign page that is raising funds to treat Margarida Queiroz, who was born in Dubai at 25 weeks gestation weighing just 410 grams Oct 28, Xinhua reported.

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