Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that his mother is conscious and stable after been hospitalized due to a stroke. According to the Juventus forward, her mother is still be kept under close observation.
FutballNews reports that Ronaldo’s mum, Dolores Aveiro, was hospitalized after suffering an ischemic stroke. The 65-year-old was then admitted to the intensive care unit of Dr. Nelio Mendonca Hospital in Portugal. She, has, however, underwent a series of tests to know her health status over the next few hours.
After hearing the news about her mother, Juventus granted Ronaldo a day off on compassionate leave to go see his mother and the Portuguese forward flew home with his girlfriend and children to his hometown of Madeira to be with his mother on Tuesday.
Reacting to the news of his mother on Twitter, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner thanked his fans and loved ones for all their messages of support for his mum. He also thanked the medical team looking after her and asked the public to respect his family’s privacy.
He wrote: “Thank you for all your messages of support for my mum. She is currently stable and recovering in the hospital.
“Me and my family would like to thank the medical team looking after her, and kindly ask that we are all given some privacy at this time.”
Doctors on Tuesday removed a blood clot removed from her artery after being admitted and was said to be stable and recuperating very well. She is surrounded by some of her children who have been looking after her before Ronaldo flies home to see his ailing mother.
The Dolores’ family in a statement on Tuesday afternoon asked the public to respect her privacy while she is recuperating in the hospital. Ronaldo’s former club, Sporting CP released a statement on Twitter to wish Dolores, their ambassador a “speedy recovery”.
Recall that Dolores was diagnosed with cancer on two occasions, with Ronaldo donating £100,000 to build a new cancer centre at the hospital where she was treated back in 2009. Speaking on her battle with cancer before Ronaldo’s 34th birthday last year, Dolores said she is fighting for life after she underwent surgery in Madrid.
She said: “I was operated on another breast in Madrid, I’ve had radiotherapy and now I’m fighting for my life.”
Ronaldo and his mother enjoy a special bond and this could be traced to the early years of his life. She helps the Juventus forward with decision-making and the much-needed lesson when required. The forward calls him mother ‘a part of his strength’ due to her influence in his life.
Dolores became the sole support system for Ronaldo, his two sisters, and brother after their father, an alcoholic walked out of the home.
The 31-years-old does not hold back when it comes to showering his mother with gifts and heartwarming gestures. The former Real Madrid star flies her mother around the world in his private jet to treating her to incredible holidays and buying her exotic cars.