Mesut Ozil, Arsenal star, helps 18 Ugandan children receive life-changing surgeries

Mesut Ozil, Arsenal star, helps 18 Ugandan children receive life-changing surgeries

- Mesut Ozil has committed to helping underprivileged children get help

- Over 200 children have benefited from the German's Big Shor initiative since 2019

- Another set of 18 kids recently underwent life-changing surgeries

- Ozil has a target to help 1000 children through the same process with funds from friends and associates

Arsenal midfielder has continued to touch the lives of young stars across the globe through his Big-Shoe charity project.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning player announced last year when he got married that he was committed to helping children who are not privileged get the special attention they cannot afford.

In late 2019, the attacker announced that over 200 out of the 1000 targeted kids have already received help from the initiative.

Ozil's Big-Shoe direction has now shifted to Uganda where 20 children have benefited from the gesture.

The German star who has returned to the Gunners starting lineup under Mikel Arteta posted the good news in northwestern Uganda on their official Instagram account.

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A caption which sent an appreciative message to the Arsenal star for stretching his hand of support to them.

"Another 18 life-changing surgeries for children in North West Uganda. Thanks to Mesut Ozil and all the BigShoe friends around the world for their help and support," Big Shoe posted.

"Also a big thank you to team leaders Kerstin Dr. Röhm & Dr. Friedrich Krings from Interplast Germany e.V. Sektion Vreden and their team giving all these children and families new hope. Let's keep combining the world. Next step - India," the organisation added.

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Big Shoe is a network of sports stars and fans that help children get medical operations for cleft lips, cataracts, heart defects and more.

Ozil has regularly worked with the charity organisation, having previously marked his wedding day with his wife, Amine Gulse, by funding surgery for 1,000 children.

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Paul Pogba, German defender Antonio Rudiger and legendary star Philip Lahm are among the other top footballers supporting of Big Shoe.

Legit.ng earlier reported that 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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