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MARIO BALOTELLI I am a naturalized Italian, but I come from Ghana. From my birth parents I was leaving. Luckily, me adopted two angelsI am suffering from racism every day. I am the first black person - which carries the shirt of the Italian national team. Im not evil - my experiences in the life have made me who I am - to someone who behaves differently than most of the people. Before you criticize me in advance - Should you first try to find out more about me.
Mario BalotelliEveryone makes fun of him and nobody knows - that he donated more than "50%" of his salary to children in Africa! No other athlete does that
Mario Balotelli was bornon August 12th 1990 inPalermo, Sicily, toChristian Ghanaianimmigrants Thomas andRose Barwuah. Thefamily moved to BagnoloMella in the province ofBrescia, Lombardy,shortly after he wasborn.As an infant, he had life-threateningcomplications with hisintestines which led to aseries of operations,although his conditionhad improved by 1992.
Marios health problems and the familys cramped living conditions meant the Barwuahs decided to ask for the help of social services who recommended that he be fostered.In 1993, the Barwuah family agreed to entrust the three-year-old boy to an Italian foster family, the Balotellis. From the very start mum, dad, brothers Corrado and Giovanni, and sister Cristina (all much older than him) looked after little Mario with all the love of a parent, brother or sister.
When he was just five Mario began playing football for the Mompiano parish team and was immediately grouped with theolder boys because of his exceptional technical skills.
In 2001 he started playing for A.C. Lumezzane and made his first team debut when he was 15 on April 2nd 2006 (Padova-Lumezzane,Euganeo Stadium). And so, thanks in part to a special exemption grantedby the Serie C league (youhave to be 16 to play for a professional team),Mario became the youngestplayer ever in the history of this category.
Pushed back and forthfrom the beginning, always and everywhererejected. And this monkey noises andthrowing bananasfrom the tribunes, wherehe always played.Racism is so repulsive ascannibalism. Under these difficultcircumstances, Balotelliwas difficult - one scandalfollowed the next.
Mario visits the children of Casa del Sole ngoMario supports the rehabilitation work of Casa del Sole Onlus, a non-profitorganisation based in Curtatone (Mantova). Mario visited the children onthe programme and saw for himself how rehabilitation activities withhorses offer a way to increase their confidence. While he was there hetoo climbed into the saddle to try the exercises thechildren practice every day.
Mario contributes to the completion of a children’s school in Sudan Mario has donated his fee as international football testimonial to the Cuey Machar Secondary School Foundation. This will make it possible to complete the construction of a secondary school for Sudanese children in the village of Cuey Machar in the south of the country, the birthplace of Mario’s friend John Kon Kelei, a former child soldier. It was his idea to build the school to give Sudanese children an alternative to weapons and fighting. Kon is a member of NYPAW (Network of Young People Affected by War) and works for the CMSF foundation.
Mario supports Médecins Sans FrontièresMario is also a supporter of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), the international organisation. Mario is donating his own earnings from sales of the children’s book - written by Luigi Garlando (”Buuuu”, Einaudi Editore) to the organisation, which provideshumanitarian aid in about 63 countries, for people whose survival is atrisk due to violence, natural catastrophes, war, epidemics, malnutrition, and lack of health care.
Mario supports the “One bridge for the future” project Mario is happy when he has the chance to put a smile on the face of a child in difficulty or with health problems. Hedoes so whenever he can and without making a fuss about it. And not just in Italy.
In Brazil, where he spentChristmas in 2007 and 2008(as the guest ofmissionaries Sister ClaudiaStrada and Sister Raffaella Corvino,and the children who live inone of the country’sfavelas), Mario supports the“Un Ponte per il Futuro” (A Bridge forthe Future) project, whichoffers help to several localassociations committed toproviding an education for thechildren who live in theMata Escura favela, one ofthe most notorious inSalvador de Bahia, where overcrowding, lackof services, poverty andviolence put many childrenat permanent risk.
The childhood can not be wipe - they remains last a lifetime Parents cared for the childhoodof your children, that they, if they have reason to cheer - in the future - can be even cheer.