Former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow Helps Typhoon Victims in His Birthplace, the Philippines

Tim Tebow playing for the Denver Broncos. Photo credit: Wikipedia.
Tim Tebow playing for the Denver Broncos.
Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow steps up to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda [Haiyan] in the Philippines, the place of his birth, creating a donation link in his own foundation’s website.  The Tim Tebow Foundation works with his father’s foundation, the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association for orphan care and church planting in the Philippines, as well as with CURE International for providing an orthopedic children’s hospital in Davao City in the southern part of the country.

Miracle Birth and Amazing NFL Achievements

The amazing achievements Tebow has experienced in football since high school up to the NFL also highlight the circumstances of his miracle birth in the Philippines, adding conviction to his pro-life stance.

"Tebowing" - a term derived from Tebow's propensity for kneeling and praying.
“Tebowing” – a term derived from Tebow’s propensity for kneeling and praying.

In 1985, his family moved the Philippines as missionaries.  His mother, Pamela, went into a coma after contracting amoebic dysentery and discovered that she was pregnant only while recovering.  The unborn child, Tim, was deprived of oxygen and was also subjected to the high doses of medications given to his mother.  Doctors feared a stillbirth or that he would have serious congenital problems so that they suggested an abortion, something that is illegal in the Philippines and against his parent’s Christian beliefs.  The couple decided to keep the baby, come what may.

He was born without defects, was homeschooled up to high school, and went on to become a famous NFL quarterback, starting as a rookie for the Denver Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft and becoming the NFL’s first ever quarterback to rush for a touchdown in each of his first 3 career starts”.  Tebow was traded to the New York Jets in 2012 but was not given a chance to actively play in the team.  In 2013, he was signed by the New England Patriots but was released a few months later.

Some Career Awards and Highlights

2009 Season

  • Sports Illustrated College football Player of the Decade
  • Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year
  • Senior CLASS Award
  • Second-team All-America (Walter Camp Foundation)
  • First-team All-SEC
  • First-team Academic All-American
  • William V. Campbell Trophy winner

2008 Season

  • First-team Academic All-American
  • Wuerffel Trophy winner
  • Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • First-team All-SEC
  • 2008 SEC Championship Game Most Valuable Player
  • Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week
  • Maxwell Award winner
  • Manning Award winner
  • ESPY for Best Male College Athlete

2007 Season

  • Heisman Trophy winner
  • Davey O’Brien Award winner
  • ESPY for Best Male College Athlete
  • Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year
  • James E. Sullivan Award
  • First-team All-American
  • Associated Press Player of the Year
  • First-team All-SEC
  • Rivals.com SEC Offensive Player of the Year
  • Rivals.com National Offensive Player of the Year
  • Manning Award finalist
  • First-team Academic All-American
  • Quarterback of the Year
  • Harley Award winner
  • Sporting News Player of the Year
  • Maxwell Award winner
  • Associated Press SEC Offensive Player of the Year

2006 Season

  • SEC All-Freshman Team

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