Alen Maslo stayed in Sarajevo to meet Dzeko, went for treatment in Germany
BiH and Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is in Sarajevo since last night, and the first thing he did when he came - after a sleepless night - is meet with Alen Maslo, a 17-year old boy, for whose treatment Dzeko donated 50,000 KM.
One of Alen's wishes before he went to treatment in Germany was meeting with Edin, so our diamond, in agreement with Alen's brother Almin, decided to fulfill a wish for this young boy from Sarajevo, the official site of our football player edindzeko.ba reads.
"He didn't want to travel in Germany until he saw Dzeko, and within the family he said he's aware there is a possibility that he wouldn't come back from his treatment, so he wanted to see Dzeko and thank him personally for everything he did for him," Almin says, asking to quote him: "Edin, you didn't just give us the money, you gave approval for extension of Alen's life."
So Alen, along with his friends and family, arrived in one of Sarajevo coffee shops, not knowing what awaited him, and soon Edin appeared with his sister Merima.
Thank you, my savior
"I was surprised and shocked. I even didn't know he was in Sarajevo, and certainly I did not know that we would meet," Alen said, who got a gift from Edin - a Manchester City kit.
Alen recently promised that he will say to Edin: "Thank you, my savior," as he did after a few moments, and, on the remark that he's now halfway to recovery, he said: "And more than halfway to recovery now, I'm recovered. I am happy that I met Edin and thank him for everything," said Alen, who we recall was diagnosed an extremely rare and serious disease, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, which urgently needs to be treated in Germany.
"Now I will smile the whole way to Germany. I am happy, very happy," Alen did not hide his emotions, just like his friends.
Even Edin, who spent more than an hour with Alen, didn't hide his emotions and, at the end, they together called on all good people to help continuation of Alen's treatment by their presence and arrival at the humanitarian game that will be played on Sunday.
"Alen thrilled me with his positivity and I wish him good luck. I look forward to our new meeting, when he backs from his treatment, with God's help. His story really touched me, and human life is the most valuable thing in the world. We all must help, as much as we can, and I believe that Alen's treatment will be successful," said Dzeko, who will participate in the aforementioned game to benefit Alen Maslo, called the "Game for Life"
"Come and help. Our obligation is to help Alen," the BiH football player said and also asked the media for a few days of peace, considering he had a death in the family, after which he will address the BiH public.