Tim Tebow Foundation Announces Grand Opening of Tebow CURE HospitalApril 27th, 2015
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April 27, 2015 (Davao City, Philippines) – After years of planning, construction and preparation, the Tebow CURE Hospital has scheduled its grand opening for Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9 a.m. The Tebow CURE Hospital, located on the island of Mindanao, specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgeries for conditions such as clubfoot and spinal deformities, and provides physical and spiritual healing to Filipino children who otherwise would not be able to receive the care they need. The hospital has three operating rooms and 30 beds, and it is also the home of the first international Timmy’s Playroom.
CURE International completed the hospital and opened the doors on December 10, 2014, thanks to the collaborative funding efforts of many generous donors, including the Tim Tebow Foundation and Sacred Harvest Foundation. Since securing its operating license, already 49 surgeries have taken place, providing life-changing opportunities for the people of the Philippines.
“The Tim Tebow Foundation is so honored to be working with CURE International and so many incredible donors to make this hospital a reality,” said Erik Dellenback, Executive Director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “Tim, who was born in the Philippines, has always had great passion for this country and its amazing people.”
“We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” said Dale Brantner, President & CEO of CURE International. “After many years of prayer and much hard work, we are 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.”
Fifteen-year-old Ruby Anne walked with a severe limp her entire life. Her mother quit her demanding job in the city to open a small store in their home so she could stay close to her and help her. As the first official patient of the Tebow CURE Hospital, today Ruby Anne is walking without the exhaustion and embarrassment she had experienced before her surgery.
Flora Mae, another patient of the Tebow CURE Hospital, had severely fractured her leg at the age of five. Without receiving proper medical treatment, it became a life-threatening situation involving infections, curving and shortening of the leg. After years of pain and uncertainty, Flora Mae was finally able to travel to the US to receive a life-changing surgery to attach a Taylor Spatial Frame from her hip to her ankle. Exactly a year later, on the first day of surgeries at the Tebow CURE Hospital, Flora Mae had her Taylor Spatial Frame removed to find her leg fully lengthened and straightened. She now walks comfortably with no fear of what the future holds.
“I’m so excited to be a part of this hospital that specializes in both physical and spiritual healing,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “Beyond meeting a physical need, it’s amazing what can happen when you tell a child that God loves them and has a plan for their life.”
Each surgery at the Tebow CURE Hospital averages $2,000 (USD). To help provide life-changing procedures, donate at www.timtebowfoundation.org.
The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills this mission every day by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses through the W15H program, building Timmy’s Playrooms in children’s hospitals, providing life-changing surgeries to children of the Philippines through the Tebow CURE Hospital, sponsoring Night to Shine, a nationwide prom for people with special needs, providing care for orphans in four countries and adoption aid grants for families who choose to adopt an international child with special needs, and encouraging service to others through Team Tebow.
CURE International is a Christian health care network that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 30 countries worldwide where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity. Since 1998, CURE has had over 2.5 million patient visits, provided over 180,000 life-changing surgeries, and trained over 7,200 medical professionals. For more information, visit https://cure.org/.