Tiger Woods Offers Words of Encouragement to Bone Cancer Patient Luna Perrone

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMay 25, 2021

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods smiles during the winner's ceremony after winning the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. A man who found Woods unconscious in a mangled SUV last week after the golf star who later told sheriff's deputies he did not know how the collision occurred and didn't even remember driving, crashed the vehicle in Southern California, authorities said in court documents. Law enforcement has not previously disclosed that Woods had been unconscious following the collision.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File

Golf superstar Tiger Woods recently offered some advice to 10-year-old cancer patient Luna Perrone, who posted about the interaction:

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Luna Perrone, who has a rare form of bone cancer, got to spend time with Tiger Woods ❤️<br><br>(via luna_perrone/IG) pic.twitter.com/fYC0f5bfBA

"I got to have a quick chat with Tiger Woods this weekend when I bumped into him at the soccer fields!" Perrone wrote on Instagram. "He told me to “stay strong” which has always been my goal! Stay strong physically and mentally and inspire others to do the same! No matter what you are going through YOU GOT THIS!!!"

Perrone has a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma, which was discovered after she injured her hip during a soccer game. The native of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has been undergoing treatment for months and has gained recognition on social media thanks to her positive attitude.

She got her chance to meet Woods, who remains on crutches after suffering multiple leg injuries in a car crash in Southern California in February. He required a "long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle" as a result of his injuries.

His latest update came in April when the 45-year-old posted a picture of himself in good spirits alongside his dog.