ATLANTA – Jennifer Garner delighted a young cancer patient by paying him a surprise visit at the weekend.
The 43-year-old actress and her ‘Miracles from Heaven’ co-star Kylie Rogers, 11, took time out from filming in Atlanta to stop by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta of Scottish Rite to spend time with sick kids and nine-year-old Henry Shepherd was particularly excited to see her.
“It was like hanging out with a friend. She was so sweet. When they told him he had a visitor and she popped in he got so excited, he knew exactly who she was. He is a big fan of hers,” said Henry’s mother, Carrie Shepherd.
Henry who will undergo his final chemotherapy treatment is a particular fan of ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’, which features a scene of Alexander’s birthday party.
Henry who was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2014 will be welcomed home next week when friends and neighbours line the street and his lawn with balloons in celebration.
The ‘Alias’ actress who recently split from husband Ben Affleck, the father of her kids Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three was particularly affected by the visit.
“Someone said they saw her crying at the nurses’ station after seeing all of the sick children with cancer. I think it really got to her, especially as a mother. She is a very sweet person with a very big heart,” said Carrie.