Mia Villegas Biography – Mia Villegas Wiki
Mia Villegas was the daughter of professional golfer Camilo Villegas and his wife Maria Ochoa Mora.
Mia Villegas Age
Mia Villegas was born on September 26, 2018. She died on July 26, 2020, in Miami, Florida, United States. She was 22 months old.
Mia Villegas Family
Mia Villegas Death
Camilo Villegas’ daughter Mia Villegas passed away on July 26, 2020, at 22-months-old, just six months after doctors discovered tumors on her back and spine. After the discovery she immediately underwent surgery, but following the procedure doctors realized the tumors had grown aggressively. It was recommended Mia immediately undergo chemotherapy for treatment. However, Villegas said in a statement that her body couldn’t handle the chemo treatments.
PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement: “The PGA TOUR is deeply saddened having lost a member of our family, Mia Villegas. We grieve with Camilo and Maria and our thoughts and prayers are with the Villegas family.”
On May 10, Maria posted a touching tribute to her daughter, writing on Instagram, “Mia ❤️ Being your mom has been the greatest gift in my life! I thank God every day for this experience that we are going through together 🌈 Yes, it has been the most difficult challenge I have ever experienced but it has also been the most beautiful, I am thankful for the lessons. You are the strongest warrior and I am so proud of you, of us ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
“I know you all have been thinking of us and I am so grateful! I want you to know something… there’s nothing to feel sorry or sad about what we are experiencing. I only ask you all for one thing and that is POSITIVE HEALING THOUGHTS, when you think of Mia or us, just close your eyes and see her, see us, being happy and healthy 🙌🏻🙏🏻 that’s the greatest gift you can give us! Love you all and congrats to all the AMAZING Mamas! ❤️🌈💚”
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Mia Villegas Cause of Death
Mia Villegas’ cause of death was cancer.
Camilo Villegas Daughter Illness – Mia Villegas Type of Cancer
Camilo Villegas’ daughter Mia Villegas passed away on July 26, 2020, in Miami after battling tumors on her brain and spine. In June 2020, Villegas discussed his daughter’s health problems during a tearful press conference prior to the Korn Ferry Challenge at TPC Sawgrass. At the time, he said he and wife Maria first noticed a problem with Mia in late February while he was playing The Honda Classic.
“She always went to the gym with me; it was one of our bonding spots,” Villegas recalled. “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.”
On March 14, the Villegas’ took Mía to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami for scans. The results revealed tumors growing on her brain and spine. Mía underwent surgery, but Camilo and Maria were told there would be more treatment to come, because of persisting issues.
“After the surgery, when it was time to remove the stitches, they learned the growth had become pretty aggressive,” Villegas said. “We were told we needed to start treatment right away, so they kept us there. Physically, though, she wasn’t ready to get the kind of chemo doctors were hoping for.”
Each round of chemotherapy took upwards of a month. “It’s not easy, but I have actually seen Mía playing while she’s crying,” Villegas said. “She does want to play. She’s a kid. She’s young and naïve, but she’s also really tough. We just don’t know. The doctors explained that sometimes the tumors grow fast and disappear fast.”
Mia was the only daughter for Camilo and Maria. Villegas said of Maria: “My wife has been very, very strong. But, at the same time, I’ve also known that there is no option other than to be strong. You can either be strong or you can give up. … I do not want anyone to feel sad for the Villegas family. This is our reality and all I want is to receive the good energy.”