Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil recently tied the knot with model Amine Gülşe in a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey. What made this wedding stand out was the fact that Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the best man. Erdogan’s presence was not all that surprising in all honesty, as he often attends wedding of well-known figures to boost his election chances.
However, Mesut Ozil also showed his generous side with his touching gift after the wedding. The footballer and his wife pledged to pay for the surgeries of 1000 children as a gift to give back. A statement from the Arsenal player read,
“Many fans have asked me, my close relatives and friends about our wishes for tomorrow’s wedding. As a professional footballer I am in a fortunate and privileged position. However, I invite everyone who is willing and able to help to support a very special project close to both of our hearts that we will undertake with BigShoe.”
“Amine and I will bear the expenses for surgeries of 1000 children in need. I’d be happy if in addition, many more treatments all over the world can be fulfilled. If you would like to help this good cause, please click the link in my bio. I have really taken the team at BigShoe and the passion they treat their young patients with to my heart.”
Mesut Ozil continued, “I have supported them ever since the World Championships of 2014. BigShoe works alongside German and Swiss Doctors to help children all around the world by providing life changing surgeries. Burns, club feet & clefts are medical conditions that developing countries struggle to treat due to lack of doctors, money and medicine. We have already worked together for surgeries in Brazil (World Cup 2014), in Africa (2016) and in Russia (2018). Now we want to go the next step and help children worldwide.”