Teenager’s Dream Comes True Through W15HJanuary 6th, 2012
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Nestled in the picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains and an hour from Denver Colorado is the city of Loveland. Known as the “Sweetheart City,” it is also home to a young sweet teenager, 16-year-old Bailey Knaub. A junior at Thomson Valley High and a huge Denver Broncos fan, Knaub for eight years has battled Wegeners Granulomatosis (WG), a disease that affects the vital organs and is rare in children.
Since being diagnosed, Knaub has endured 73 surgeries, including the removal of a lung. She receives chemotherapy and endures respiratory treatments to battle her illness, but continues to shine with determination and hope for the future.
On Sunday, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, before the Denver Broncos take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, Knaub will set aside her illness and have her dream come true as she meets Tim Tebow.
Through the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Wish 15 (W15H) program, in partnership with Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Knaub will create unforgettable memories as she meets Tebow during the pregame warm-ups and enjoy the playoff game in terrific seats set up by the Denver Broncos. Her admiration for Tebow’s selflessness, generosity and Christian beliefs is what has led her to be a fan of him on and off the field.
Knaub will not leave Denver empty handed as she will be given a W15H gift package that includes: exclusive W15H travel luggage, Tebow’s book, Nike duffle bag, Jockey gift card, Bible and so much more.
While she has a long road ahead, we hope this W15H experience with Tebow will create memories for Knaub that will last a life time.