While he was competing at the WGC Match Play, Sergio Garcia took time away from the competition to spend it with a five-year-old boy named Rodrigo.
Rodrigo is a Dell Children's leukaemia patient and he has already been on a long course of treatment. Unfortunately, his illness relapsed when his family thought he had overcome it.
At Austin Country Club, Rodrigo was delighted to meet Garcia and they hit some shots on the putting green with his father in attendance too.
The former Masters champion helped Rodrigo hit a couple of putts and he gave the inspirational young boy a signed TaylorMade golf ball.
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5-year-old leukemia patient Rodrigo was all smiles after a heartwarming experience @DellMatchPlay. pic.twitter.com/knJe3getLA
"You can tell he is a big fighter. We try to help as much as we can with our foundation too all over the world and in Spain. It's nice to be able to help out a little bit there and meet a great little kid and a fighter like Rodrigo," Garcia said.
The Dell Children's Foundation works to improve the lives of children and the future of their health in Central Texas. They rely on support from the local community and they do not turn patients away regardless of their family's financial situation.
Since 1996, the foundation has raised more than $252 million and in the last 10 years, there have been more than 1.7 million visits from patients at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Approximately 70% of Dell's patients are either underinsured or uninsured and care couldn't be provided without all of the help the foundation receives from local communities.
The footage above is absolutely heartwarming and it is great to see Rodrigo spend some time with one of the great European golfers of all time.
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