RadarOnline.com is reporting 46-year-old Charmaine Letuli, the niece of Tiger Woods told them her family had not heard from Woods since 2006 when Earl Woods Sr., their father, passed away.
Letuli’s father Kevin Woods is the half-brother of Woods. Kevin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009 and has been placed in a nursing home. Letuli says she does not understand why her father has been cut out of Woods life.
Letuli also said that Woods, who is worth about $800 million, has not helped financially care for his brother’s medical bills.
She said: “We raise our children to take care and help their family. It makes me sad to see my father suffer when the price of getting him somebody to take care of him so he can live in his own home would be nothing for Woods. It would make my father so happy to be in his own home and not a nursing home.”
Sixty-one-year-old Kevin is one of the golfer’s three half-siblings his father had from his first marriage to Barbara Gary, who died.
Woods also has a sister Royce who is 60 years old and Earl Jr., 63 years old. Both have spoken openly about the problematic relationship the golfer had with his family. In 2003, Woods cut the entire family out of his life.
In 2013 Earl Jr. said in an interview that he leaves Tiger messages about his father and never receives a response. Kevin loves Tiger, and when he does not call, it makes him feel horrible.
Kevin is immobile, 95 percent blind, and is quickly losing his memory. Letuli says he needs assistance with eating, getting out of his bed, and all other functions. He needs a full-time attendant.
Letuli said her father has never asked Tiger for help, and continued to support him, even when he was caught in 2009 cheating on his wife.
She also says her father has never said anything bad about his son.
ESPN said that Tiger’s sister Royce would cook him meals and do his laundry when he was a student at Stanford University.
However, when his father died, Tiger cut his family out of his life.
Letuli said that she just wants her father to come home. He is living on disability and Social Security. He lost his home due to his medical condition, and he will not complain.
Kevin will not ask Tiger for money she said. Also adding she will not ask him either because she did not want to upset her father who would this she was overstepping.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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