Golfer Camilo Villegas’s 22-Month-Old Daughter Mia Dies of Brain & Spine Cancer
Our hearts go out to golfer Camilo Villegas, whose 22-month old daughter died after undergoing treatment for cancer of the brain and spine.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan issued a statement yesterday about Camilo’s loss, confirming that his daughter Mia died over the weekend in Miami.
Mia, Camilo’s only child, had tumors on her brain and spine and was in the process of receiving a second round of chemotherapy.
“The PGA Tour is deeply saddened having lost a member of our family, Mia Villegas,” Jay said. “We grieve with Camilo and Maria and our thoughts and prayers are with the Villegas family.”
During a June 10 press conference, Camilo, a four-time PGA Tour winner, said that Mia was diagnosed in March. He later opened up about noticing something was wrong earlier this year.
“She always went to the gym with me; it was one of our bonding spots,” he shared at the time. “She was always like a little monkey, climbing on everything. But then one day, I noticed she had not been climbing on anything. She had also been crying a little more than normal at night. She had been teething, so we took her to the pediatrician, thinking it was that.”
Our hearts go out to his family during this unspeakable time. Rest in peace, Mia.