Sydney teen meets Real Madrid | ©
Dustin Villareal of Sydney, Australia has gone through a lot. A serious car accident left him in a coma for three weeks. Dustin has since endured five brain operations and an extended stay at a local children’s hospital.
The teen will undergo one final surgery, but before doing so he got the chance to meet some Real Madrid players. Last month Villareal’s father got in touch with the club in an effort to take his mind off the surgery, and the team obliged. Dustin told the Macarthur Chronicle it was the best day of his life.
“It was so unexpected. My heart started beating fast. Cristiano was a very nice man and was happy to sign my football and take a photo with me,” he said.
"They were really, really nice people.
"They seem to have a lot of time for their fans and they made a big deal about me being Australian.
"It has been a stressful year after the car accident. My head injuries are getting better every day. I am getting stronger and stronger. But this meeting made my whole year."