Dolores Aveiro looks back on her stroke in March 2020, when her family was very scared for her.
It was in March 2020. While the Covid-19 pandemic was just beginning, Cristiano Ronaldo took an emergency flight to his native Madeira. Her mother had just suffered a stroke. “I went up to the bathroom, passed out and fell. When I woke up I tried to get up but the left side of my body was paralyzed ”, now tells Dolores Aveiro.
The mother of the five-time Golden Ball was very scared for her life. But she managed to fight thanks to her family. “My children gave me a lot of strength, she says. It was tough, and I thought it was the end of it for me. When I saw my oldest grandson Cristiano Jr visiting me, it was a big shock. I prayed to God not to take me, I wanted to see my grandson grow up. “
“Cristiano called the doctors from Italy”
These few days have been very difficult for the Ronaldo family. “I saw all my children cry, even if they didn’t want to worry about me, continues Dolores Aveiro. When Cristiano Jr saw me cry so much, he said to me: ‘Grandmother, don’t die’. It moved me a lot. When he calls me, he always asks me if I’m better. “
The Portuguese finally underlines the important role played by Cristiano Ronaldo, very reactive during his stroke. “It’s important to tell people to go to the hospital immediately if they feel something is wrong, she explains. In my case, it took 5 minutes. Cristiano called the doctors from Italy, and I was operated on. A lot of people are not as fortunate as I am. “