W15H Brings Early Christmas Gift to Former High School QuarterbackDecember 22nd, 2011
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This Christmas Eve, the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Wish 15 (W15H) program, in partnership with Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, is bringing holiday joy to a high school junior whose football dreams were ended earlier this year.
For Jacob Rainey, a prominent quarterback and student at Woodberry Forest High School in Virginia, the future looked promising. Filled with possible recruitments and scholarships to some of the nation’s top college conferences, Rainey’s dream of playing college football was in reach. In just minutes, one tragic accident took those dreams away. Following a tackle at a September preseason football scrimmage game, Rainey suffered a broken leg and severed artery. Just days later, doctors had to amputate the leg due to the extent of his injuries.
This Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, Rainey will have the opportunity to put aside the tragedy he faced earlier this year and meet Tim Tebow, a fellow quarterback who instills faith and determination everyday through his amazing work on and off the field. It will be during the pregame warm-ups that Tebow and Rainey will have the opportunity to meet for the first time – an early Christmas gift that is immeasurable for a young man facing a challenging road ahead.
Rainey will travel to Buffalo on Friday with his W15H luggage in hand, preparing for his special day on Saturday. He will not leave Buffalo empty handed, as he will also receive: Tebow’s book, Through My Eyes; a Nike duffle bag; Jockey gift card and so much more.
The future may be uncertain for Rainey, but the opportunity to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime is truly what is needed to help him through his long journey.