Former NFL star and pro-life advocate Tim Tebow just published his first children’s book to celebrate children with special needs.
CBN News reports Tebow’s book “Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember” follows the adventures of a dog with poor vision who is trying to find a missing puzzle piece and get to a party on time. On his mission, Bronco meets a bird who cannot fly, a goat with allergies and a clumsy bunny.
In a video announcement on Instagram, Tebow said he hopes the book will remind children that “every single kid is special, is wonderfully made and is essential to God’s party.” He said he wants children to understand that God has a purpose for their lives, and each person is unique and valuable.
“We can and should be faithful to God and live out the purpose that He has designed,” he told Christian Headlines. “I’m grateful that God allows me to be on His team, not because of me but because of Him.”
The popular athlete has been using his fame to advocate for unborn babies and people with special needs for years.
In 2010, he and his mother, Pam, came into the national spotlight when they partnered with Focus on the Family to share their story in a Superbowl commercial. Millions of Americans saw the commercial, which received high praise from pro-life groups.
In the commercial, Pam Tebow explained that she rejected abortion after doctors told her that killing Tim was the only way to save her life. At the time, Pam and her husband were on a mission trip in the Philippines. The Tebows said doctors described Tim as a “fetal tumor” and “mass of cells” that had to be removed. However, Tim’s mom refused abortion, and both mother and son miraculously survived.
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The same year as the commercial, Tim established the Tim Tebow Foundation, which builds playrooms in children’s hospitals and pays for surgeries for children who cannot afford them. Every year, Tebow also sponsors the Night to Shine, a prom for people with special needs.
Speaking to pro-lifers in 2020, Tebow said his pro-life work “really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl. One day, when you look back and people are talking about you and they say, Oh my gosh what are you going to be known for? Are you going to say Super Bowl, or we saved a lot of babies?”