The Tim Tebow Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Tebow CURE Hospital early this May in Davao City, on Mindanao, Philippines.
“We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” said Dale Brantner, President and CEO of CURE International. “After many years of prayer and much hard work, I am thrilled to be able to say the Tebow CURE Hospital is officially open! In this place, we will share the love of Jesus and bring physical healing to children and families who desperately need it.”
“I’m excited to be a part of this hospital that will bring physical and spiritual healing to thousands of children who would not otherwise have access to care,” Philadelphia Eagles QB Tim Tebow said.
Tebow and his mother Pam, set off a firestorm of controversy in the pro-choice community in 2010 when they did a Super Bowl commercial before the millions who were watching on TV.
When Pam was pregnant with Tim during a mission trip to the Philippines, She became suddenly ill with dysentery. After visiting the hospital, doctors advised her to abort her baby to save her own life, describing him as a “fetal tumor” and a “mass of cells” that had to be removed. She rejected their advice. Tim, of course, grew up to be a Heisman Trophy-winning football star.
In attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were the Tebow family along with various representatives from the Tim Tebow foundation.
“I was born in the Philippines while my parents served as missionaries, and I have always had great love and passion for the Filipino people,” said Tebow.