NFL quarterback to build hospital in Davao

Subscribe Now November 21, 2011 at 09:55am

National Football League (NFL) player Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos is teaming up with CURE International to build a children's hospital in Davao City. The Tim Tebow Foundation and CURE International are planning to build a 30-bed surgical facility that will focus on orthopedics, according to the foundation's website.

"I was born in the Philippines and my parents have been missionaries to that area since 1985," said Tebow, who was born in Makati City in 1987.

"The Philippines have always had a special place in my heart."

"I'm excited to be a part of this hospital that will bring healing to thousands of children who would not otherwise have access to care," he added.

Tebow, the starting quarterback of the Broncos, was a Heisman Trophy winner in the University of Florida and the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

CURE International aims to bring physical and spiritual healing to physically disabled children in developing countries. The hospital in Davao City will be the first CURE hospital in the country.

"We feel blessed that the Tim Tebow Foundation has chosen to partner with us to bring first-world quality care and spiritual healing to the children of the Philippines," said Dr. Scott Harrison, founder and president of CURE International.

Groundbreaking rites will be held on January 2012, and the hospital is expected to open in 2013.


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