While Cristiano Ronaldo is busy scoring goals for his new club Juventus, his mother Dolores Averio revealed she is “fighting for her life” as her breast cancer has recurred. Dolores was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, which she managed to overcome.
Speaking in an interview to a Portuguese TV station, she said, “I was operated on another breast in Madrid, I’ve had radiotherapy and now I’m fighting for my life.” She did not give any more details about when the operation had taken place but added: “No-one knows about the second one.”
She made the revelation after attacking Cristiano’s rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga over her claims she was raped in a Las Vegas hotel.
“I have confidence in my son when it comes to what happened. When she went there, it wasn’t to play cards. It was to do something. I know the son I have,” she added
In 2009, Ronaldo donated £1,00,000 to build a cancer centre at the hospital that saved his mother’s life. He made the generous donation for the Portuguese League Against Cancer charity in his native Madeira so it could be used to build a specialist centre at Hospital Central in his native Madeira..
Dolores, 64, had a lump removed from her right breast at the hospital in summer 2007. She followed it with a course of radiotherapy and was understood to be taking anti-cancer drugs to keep the disease at bay.
The Juventus forward is currently with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, 25, who lost her 70-year-old dad Jorge Eduardo in his native Argentina. In an interview with Spanish magazine Hola!, Georgina said that she would love to become the Ronaldo’s’s wife and how the footballer was supporting her in ‘moments of sadness’.