- Ozil committed in June to help up to 1,000 children undergo medical surgeries through the BigShoe charity
- He has already paid for more than 200 surgeries, with 800 more to go
- The kind gesture is in celebration of the midfielder's wedding with wife Amine Gulse
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has taken to social media to share a touching photo of kids whose lives he has changed after helping them have life-changing surgeries.
Ozil revealed he would pay for 1,000 operations for underprivileged children from across the world to celebrate his wedding.
The 31-year-old made the announcement back in June when he got married to former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse.
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He now appears to be making tremendous steps towards fulfilling the promise having already helped more than 200 children undergo surgery.
Ozil, who rakes in a massive £350,000 a week took to Twitter on Christmas Eve to share heartwarming photos of kids whose lives he has changed after paying for 219 operations.
"219 operations are already done, but there’s still many more to come going forward," he posted.
"As my wife Amine and I announced before our wedding in June 2019, we're covering the costs of another 1,000 life-changing surgeries for children in need around the world," he continued.
The German midfielder is making the contribution through BigShoe, a network of sports stars and fans that help children around the world with medical surgeries.
He began supporting the organisation five years ago after lifting the 2014 World Cup with Germany in Brazil.
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has taken a swipe at Mesut Ozil claiming that the ex-Real Madrid lack depends on other players around him.
The Spanish born tactician was sacked by his employers due to poor run of results in December with former player Mikel Arteta appointed as his replacement.
Emery further revealed that he was forced to look for players who would make the German star feel comfortable whenever he was in the pitch.
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