Pacquiao makes dreams come true for young fans battling illnesses

A historic win for Manny Pacquaio, who after beating Keith Thurman last Saturday, became the oldest welterweight champion in history.

He’s not only the boxing champ: he’s the People’s Champ.

Seeing his idol fight was truly memorable for a young fan — 6-year-old Jonah Villamil, a cancer survivor.

Villamil, known as the “little Pacquiao”, was personally invited by Pacquiao to his home early this month in Los Angeles.

Upon Pacquiao’s invitation — Villamil and his family witnessed his historic win.

“It’s the first time to see him fight. It was entertaining and furious.”

Besides Villamil, Pacquiao and his foundation also invited 13-year-old stage four cancer patient Joshua Gabisan to watch the fight.

The Manny Pacquiao Foundation, which focuses on helping the less fortunate in the Philippines, also makes sure fans who are battling illnesses are taken care of.

Meanwhile, on the eve of the fight, Pacquiao tweeted that he was dedicating it to a friend who suffers from ALS.

The friend whom the team declined to name was a staffer on the Jimmy Kimmel show that booked {acquiao’s appearances.

But due to his health,  the ALS patient was unable to make the trip to Las Vegas to watch Pacquiao fight.

Aside from praying with him, Pacquiao has put his fight night shorts on auction to raise funds for the Jimmy Kimmel live to end ALS.

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