After paying for the surgeries of 11 children in Brazil before the World Cup, after Germany triumphed he announced that he'd pay for the surgeries of 23 sick children in Brazil—one for each member of Germany's 23-man squad.
Update: November 13
Ozil has been presented with Laureus Sports Award, for his amazing donation in Brazil.
Ozil said at the awards, a per the Metro:
We had the idea to help 23 children, because we had 23 players in the [Germany World Cup] squad.
And they underwent surgery, which was successful. I am very thankful. The doctors did a great job. I am very happy because it goes well for the children.
This award will get a very special place at my home.
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