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Cristiano Ronaldo steps up big to help sick child

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, Spain, Saturday March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

This is above and beyond.

Waaayyyyy above and beyond.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was asked by a family donate his cleats for a charity auction to benefit a 10-month-old child who was suffering from a brain disorder. Erik Ortiz Cruz has cortical dysplasia, which is a condition that leads to multiple seizures per day.

Making the donation would have been enough from the Real Madrid star, but what he did was was even better.

Ronaldo offered to pay the entire cost of the surgery -- roughly $83,000.

It's not the first time Ronaldo has done something like this, as he reportedly paid for a nine-year-old's cancer treatment back in 2012.

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