After a day of practice preparing for the New York Jets and time spent answering questions about their stingy defense, quarterback Tim Tebow discussed an exciting new development taking place with his foundation and its partnership with CURE International.
“We’re building a hospital in the Philippines that we’re very excited about,” Tebow said. “Just trying to make a difference in kids’ lives and brighten their day.”
“I know this is a big game coming up and it’s a big practice today,” he added. “But ultimately that might be the coolest thing I’m doing this week.”
Tebow was born in the Philippines and his parents have been missionaries in the area for years.
Construction of the children’s hospital is set to break ground in January and Tebow said he hopes to visit the site sometime in the offseason.
“It’s just special because you get an opportunity to help some people in need and help people that don’t necessarily have an opportunity to help themselves,” Tebow said. “That’s what my foundation’s all about, to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. If we can do that, then it’s something that’s special.”