One of the top Muslim footballers Mesut Ozil through the Big Shoe organization has conducted 22 surgeries on Malawi children in Chitipa district.
The former Real Madrid CF, Spain, and Arsenal FC, England has expressed his excitement in a tweet.
“Finally so happy that our operations with Big Shoe can continue after a long covid19 break. This time our team performed 2️ Heavy multiplication x 11 surgeries for children in need in South East Africa – Chitipa, Malawi Flag of Malawi Hospital. Thanks a lot to the doctor’s team for their amazing work! ” Ozil who plays for Fenerbahçe SK in Turkey tweets on Thursday, 14th October 2021.
The Big Shoe® stands for a worldwide growing network of football and sports fans, helping poor children with life-changing medical operations and more. Ozil is the permanent supporter (funder) of the network.
All began with FIFA-World Cup 2006. The Togo national team was based in Wangen im Allgäu (near the border of Austria/Germany/Switzerland). When football fans heard about the little girl Nourisson from Togo who was born with a cleft, they began collecting money to help to pay for her life-changing surgery. Since then many honorable medical teams have helped more than 1600 children all over the world. So began the great idea and story of BigShoe®…
2014 Mesut Özil take over the costs of 11 children during the WorldCup in Brazil. Through his engagement, the BigShoe® has become world-famous. Up till today, Paul Pogba, Antonio Rüdiger and Philipp Lahm have joined the BigShoe® Team with one goal: helping children together with sports.