MANILA, Philippines –Football great and college football analyst Tim Tebow opened a children’s hospital in the Philippines on Wednesday through his non-profit charitable organization known as the Tim Tebow Foundation.
“From a very early age, my parents instilled in me the importance of God’s word, the salvation we have in His Son Jesus and the responsibility we have to give back to others,” Tebow writes on his foundation website. “That’s why in 2010, I was so excited to create the Tim Tebow Foundation with a mission to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
While the Tebow CURE Hospital—one of the missions of the Tim Tebow Foundation— will have its grand opening in the spring, it opened its doors this week after receiving its official operating license and has begun to help Filipino children in need of medical care.
“I was born in the Philippines while my parents served as missionaries, and I have always had a great love and passion for the Filipino people,” Tebow said in a statement. “It is so exciting to be able to provide healing and care for these incredibly deserving children halfway around the world.”
The five story hospital is said to hold 30 beds, and over 50 staff members will be working at the location to assist children with orthopedic conditions such as club foot and bowed legs, as well as cleft palate and other physical abnormalities. Tebow CURE Hospital, built in conjunction with CURE International, has been in the works for the past three years, and was completed in September.
Written by Heather Clark
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