Everton midfielder Allan showed how supportive he is as a father by allowing his 9-year-old son who was diagnosed with alopecia to shave his hair in support of the boy.
Allan’s wife, Thais Valentim, took to Instagram recently to share an image of her husband and their son, Miguel, wearing the same hairstyle. In the caption of the picture, Allan’s wife wrote about how the boy has been living since he was diagnosed with the disease and how supportive the Brazil international has been to Miguel.
In a picture shared earlier, Miguel was seen shaving the hair of his father with a clipper. The 9-year-old boy who has lost most of his hair due to the alopecia he was diagnosed with, wore a bright smile for seeing his father trying to look like him.
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. Allan’s son was diagnosed with the disease since he was 4-year-old. The situation of the boy was brought to the limelight through the gesture of Allan who decided to go bald in support of his son. The gesture inspired Allan’s wife to bring Miguel’s case to Instagram.
“I thought a lot if I should bring this subject up here because the truth is that I am not so comfortable with it”, Allan’s wife Thais Valentim wrote in Portuguese via Instagram. “I’m not sure what words to use, what to say; But after thinking and praying and receiving some questions, I came to share with you a road that we have traveled for some time.
“When our Miguel was 4 years old he was diagnosed with Alopecia, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the hair follicle itself. Really? It is severe? Does he have treatment? Has problems? No. The only major problem with alopecia is aesthetics. Our Miguel is super healthy and rarely needs to take medicine, thank God.
“Is it genetic? Is it emotional? We don’t know either. Sometimes people ask us, they ask us, but there are answers that not even we have. I actually decided to expose it to preserve it. He’s a happy child, he’s always laughing! Well with life! The sun in our house. He takes everything well and sometimes makes fun of himself. But sometimes it ends up being saddened by the questions and looks. And I don’t want to see him like that anymore.
“I know that every mother is a suspect, but he is so special. The child is loved, lovable, chosen, and separated by God. A masterpiece of the creator! Made and perfect the way Father dreamed for us. We love you little !!! And we also love that little bit of you. Ps: thank you love @ allanmarques91 for being the most amazing father in the world.”
Before now, Allan has been out of football since December 16, 2020. He has been battling to recover from a hamstring injury which he sustained during the Everton league match against Leicester City. The match ended 2-0 in favor of Everton.
The 30-year-old midfielder is expected to return to action before the end of the season to continue with the fine form he has been exhibiting since he joined Everton from Napoli on September 5, 2020, for €25million.
Before he sustained the hamstring injury, Allan has played 12 times for Everton in the Premier League and once in the EFL Cup so far this season.
Allan and his family
Allan and his wife Thais Valentim have been childhood sweethearts. They grew up in the same neighborhood in Brazil and never stopped loving each other even after Allan has become a football star.
On November 21, 2009, Allan and Thais Valentim took their relationship to the next level by getting wedded in a beautiful wedding ceremony. Since then, they have been living together with little or no controversy.
The beautiful union is blessed with three children – Miguel (son) born on October 5, 2011, Manuela (daughter) born on October 31, 2016, and Matteo (son), born in January 2020.