Internet helped Tiger Woods meet fan suffering from cancer
At Augusta National, before Masters, last week Tiger Woods fulfilled the wish of a long-time fan. Shane Caldwell, a South Carolina resident, battling from Stage 4 lung cancer was able to meet his idol, and receive an autographed glove. Earlier, Caldwell's step-daughter urged users on Facebook and Twitter to share his story hoping to reach Woods somehow. The Internet was happy to oblige, and how.
The tweet which made everything possible
PLEASE RETWEET!! I need help making my step dads dream of meeting @TigerWoods come true. He has stage 4 lung cancer and is very sick. This would mean the absolute world to him. Please help me make this happen for him 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/m7xRCi5NKr— Jordan Miller (@jordsierra27) April 1, 2018
Woods' girlfriend Erica Herman had a part to play too
It was Jordan Miller's Facebook post, which spoke about Shane being a two-time colon cancer survivor, that led to a friendship between her and Erica Herman, Woods' girlfriend. The meeting was set with the help of Tiger Woods Foundation. Miller said since Woods and Herman both lost their fathers to cancer, hence they understood the pain.
'Stay strong', tells Tiger Woods to elated fan
Last week, after Tiger Woods warmed up on the driving range, he signed his glove and went up to Caldwell, who was sitting in a wheelchair with his wife. Tiger asked him, "Are you, Shane?", briefly chatted with him and handed him the autographed glove which had 'Stay Strong' written on it. Tears, obviously, rolled out of Caldwell's eyes.
Caldwell came close but never met Tiger Woods
Shane said, "I went to the PGA in 2012. We were there eight days and we'd be there at 7 o'clock in the morning or late, late night and I never saw him. I just wanted to get him to sign my hat."