Teenager’s Dream Comes True Through W15HAugust 24th, 2012
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When 17-year-old Dreams Come True child, Taylor BeCorest, was given the opportunity by Dreams Come True of Jacksonville to choose his very own dream, there was no hesitation; he wanted to meet Tim Tebow. Through the Tim Tebow Foundation’s W15H program, in partnership with Dreams Come True, Taylor’s dream will become a reality when he and his family travel to Charlotte for a preseason game between the New York Jets and the Carolina Panthers.
In October of 2011, Taylor was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma following emergency surgery brought on by a sports injury. Taylor endured excruciating pain before the surgery, which would uncover a tumor on his spine. Doctors gave the devastating news that Taylor would have a 5 percent chance of walking again, and would have to endure 36 weeks of chemotherapy, 6 weeks of radiation and grueling physical therapy. Still, that did not stop his drive to overcome the obstacles before him.
Today, Taylor is cancer free, and is ready to spend personal, quality time with Tim during Sunday’s pre-game warm-ups, and immediately following the game.
Following his weekend, Taylor will return to Clermont, Florida with a W15H gift package that includes exclusive W15H luggage, a Nike duffle bag, gift cards for both Nike and Jockey, Tim Tebow’s book, Through My Eyes, a Florida Gators 2008 National Championship book, a personalized bible, and more. The W15H experience will provide Taylor with the faith to continue his journey and enjoy brighter days.