In 1985, the family of Tim Tebow , with four children, was living in the Philippines as missionaries. Pam Tebow contracted amoebic dysentery, likely from contaminated drinking water. She fell into a coma and received strong drugs to combat the infection.
It turned out she was pregnant with her fifth child. Those drugs caused the placenta to detach from the uterine wall, depriving the unborn baby, Tim Tebow, of oxygen. When she realized she was pregnant, doctors stopped the drugs they had given Pam but said that the high doses of medicine had already damaged Tim.
The doctors believed there was danger to Pam and that the baby would not survive, or if he did, would have very serious problems. The best doctor they could find at the time suggested Pam have an abortion.
She refused and the rest is history, as they say.
Now, Tebow is giving back by helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Tim Tebow is stepping up to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. His foundation has created a donation link on its website to collect funds specifically for the Philippines.
Though Tim Tebow is a Jacksonville native, he was born in the Philippines while his parents served as missionaries. The Tim Tebow Foundation has also made the Philippines one of the primary beneficiaries of his outreach programs.
Currently his foundation is working with CURE International to build an orthopedic children’s hospital in Davao City. In addition, it is working with his father’s foundation, the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association, on church planting and orphan care in the Philippines.
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The Tim Tebow Foundation said it has a board member on the ground in the Philippines and has received information that the hospital did not sustain damage and the orphans at Uncle Dick’s Home are unharmed.
To donate to the Philippines through the Tim Tebow Foundation go to:
Tim Tebow Foundation
2209 County Road 210 W
Suite 108 PMB 329
Jacksonville, FL 32259