As a father, life has not been easy for UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg. After having his son endure two brain surgeries in April, he was once again forced to subject the six-month-old Anthony to another procedure on Wednesday last week.
To ease the burden on expenses a little bit, Borg decided to print out t-shirts which will go on sale. This caught the attention of retired UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub, who immediately offered to shoulder the medical bills.
Anthony is out of surgery and recovering now. Came out of it like nothing, no breathing tube or anything. He truly is the strongest boy I have eve met. Thank you all for your positivity and prayer. pic.twitter.com/MZqEgW11cD
— Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) September 26, 2018
“I saw someone post a shirt that Ray Borg posted on Twitter. He goes ‘all these proceeds from this shirt go to help me pay for my child’s medical bill,’” Schaub said on a recent guesting on the JRE MMA Show. “So I click on it, and I see his son on the respirator. Broke my heart, man.”
“So I DM’d him – and Ray, I’m sure a bunch of people hit you up, man. I will pay for your medical bills, Ray. I will cover it, man.”
Schaub could not help himself but get a little emotional as he talked about Borg’s son, being a father to a two-year-old boy himself.
“When I say ‘I’ll help you, Ray, I’m dead serious, man. I’m not one of these guys – I don’t need the publicity; I don’t need any of that. I DM’d you my number, I will cover the medical bills, man. I got you, brother.’”
Anthony Borg, born last March 27th, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus a few weeks after. Prior to last week’s procedure, he went through a third operation on August 31st when complications arose from the first two surgeries.