It's been a rough year for
But DeLaGarza managed to turn that tragedy into inspiration, raising money for other families with children affected by the condition. And for that, and his other charity work, DeLaGarza was honored Tuesday as
DeLaGarza has long volunteered his time and support to Camps for Kids, visits to Children's Hospital Los Angeles and other youth-targeted causes. And after Luca died, DeLaGarza and his wife, Megan, helped raise $25,000 for the heart center at CHLA.
As part of the award, MLS Works will donate $5,000 in DeLaGarza's name to the charity of his choice.