It may be a popular vocation among football fans to poke fun at Robbie Savage, but the former Leicester midfielder showed his altruistic side on Monday by treating a six-year-old boy with a rare form of cancer to a dream-come-true spin in a Ferrari.
Eddy Parry from Derby was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, when he was four years old. He has since had 12 operations—including the amputation of his left leg—in addition to 90 high-dose chemotherapy sessions and 35 blood transfusions.
According to Mike Walters of the Mirror, Eddy's dad wrote to the Match of the Day pundit due to the passions for football and fast cars that he shared with his son.
Upon receipt of the letter, Savage duly treated Eddy to a ride in a classic Ferrari F50.
"I get hundreds of letters and emails every month from good causes, but Eddy's case touched my heart because no child deserves to go through what he has suffered," he said, per Walters.
So pleased today I could put a smile on this little fella eddys face ! What an unbelievable little guy ! pic.twitter.com/aEmcoDvJ9E— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) September 1, 2014
Savage also pleaded with his 1.4 million Twitter followers to sign the Childhood Cancer Petition, which asks the government to give a higher priority to care for childhood cancer victims.