Ryan Palmer's Unique Garden

By: Michelle Langowski

Amarillo, TX - Amarillo is now home to a unique sanctuary thanks to the support of a hometown athlete.

Children faced with medical conditions will now have a place all their own.

The Ryan Palmer Foundation is partnering with the Northwest Texas Children's Hospital to provide a place for patients, parents and those who serve them, a place to get outside and relax.

Today, he donated $100,000 to get the over $200,000 project off the ground.

Susan Forni says, "children's hospitals, all hospitals struggle today, but the partnership with the Ryan Palmer Foundation gives us great hope in the future that we will continue to build big projects."

Professional golfer Ryan Palmer has a reputation for having a big heart, especially for the youth in Amarillo and the Texas panhandle.

Ryan Palmer told NewsChannel 10 that, "before they didn't have a big place they could play, so now they can come out here and walk around. Their going to put a 300 sq. foot putting green in so they can go play on that as well."

Palmer feels it is important to give back to the community who continues to support him.

Palmer says, "our foundations based to give kids here in the area and surrounding areas a chance to better their lives, dream big. And what better place to do something like this than the city where I grew up."

The hospital and foundation will continue fundraising to collect the remaining monies needed to complete the healing garden.