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National Team Goalkeeper Gulácsi Donates HUF 25 Million for SMA Baby’s Treatment

Hungary Today 2020.11.27.

Péter Gulácsi, goalkeeper of Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and the Hungarian national team, donated HUF 25 million (EUR 69,000) and a kit for Zsombor, a child suffering from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Zsombor’s parents shared the story on Facebook thanking the talented goalkeeper and his wife Diána Gulácsi-Vígh, for the donation.

Óriási megtiszteltetés ért minket az elmúlt napokban…. 😍😍😍 ugyanis átléptünk egy újabb hatalmas lélektani határt a…

Közzétette: Sma baby Zsombor – 2020. november 25., szerda

The medication needed for Zsombor’s treatment, called Zolgensma, is one of the most expensive drugs in the world, costing as much as 730 million forints (EUR 2 million). The parents’ public donation campaign has so far collected a little more than third of this amount (HUF 256 million).

Family Tries to Raise HUF 730 Million for 10-month old Zsombi's SMA Treatment
Family Tries to Raise HUF 730 Million for 10-month old Zsombi's SMA Treatment

Zsombi is only 10-months old but his life has been a constant fight for survival since he was born. He was recently diagnosed with SMA, a rare genetic disease. The treatment costs HUF 730 million (EUR 2,025,431). The family has already raised 48 million, but now it is a race against time as the treatment […]Continue reading

Gulácsi regularly donates in Hungary. In 2018, he announced that each year he gives to charity the entire amount of the premium he gets for his appearances on the national team. Back in March, amid the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, he also donated HUF 5 million to the Szent László Hospital’s Infectiology and Intensive Care Departments.

featured image via Tibor Illyés/MTI