Luis Suarez Barcelona striker fulfils promise to cancer patient

Luis Suarez had promised the young cancer sufferer a signed Barcelona jersey if he follows doctor's instructions and fulfilled it when he handed the boy the strip on Thursday

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  play Barcelona striker fulfils promise to cancer patient (Ney Castillo)
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Luis Suarez brought a smile to the face of a cancer sufferer in Uruguay after he delivered a signed Barcelona shirt to him in Montevideo on Thursday, Jule 2.

The Barcelona striker had surprised Mateo in May when the cancer sufferer went to see his doctor for a check-up and was sat down for a private consultation with a ‘special’ doctor via video link.

The 'special' doctor turned out to be Suarez which left the surprised Mateo in tears.

"You are very brave, a fighter, so you must keep on going," Suarez told him before promising to send him a signed Barcelona shirt if he follows doctors instructions and treatment.

  play Luis Suarez visited the hospital yesterday with his wife, Sofia (Ney Castillo)


It seems the boy did as he was told and he got a pleasant surprise on Thursday when Suarez who visited the Hospital Pereira Rossell in Montevideo this week with his wife Sofia gave him the promised jersey.

Suarez is a sponsor of the Perez Scremini foundation which focuses on curing childhood cancer, working out of the Pereira Rossell Hospital.

Doctor Ney Castillo tweeted his gratitude to the former Liverpool player and his wife for the visit.

"Today the brave children of the Scremini Perez foundation have two marvellous doctors to visit them. Thank you Luis and Sofia."

Luis Suarez just rounded up a fantastic debut season for Barcelona winning a hat trick of La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League.

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