NFL star quarterback Tim Tebow has always had a generous heart, and we in Davao City are proud to be the recipients of his latest project.The Tebow CURE Hospital grand opening was held last May 1, 2015 at the facility in Davao City. Built and operated by CURE International, the hospital specializes in treating children with orthopedic conditions. Many donors have contributed to the project, including the Sacred Harvest Foundation and the Tim Tebow Foundation.
The grand opening was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hospital, followed by an open house. In attendance were Rodrigo Duterte, Mayor of Davao City, and Dale Brantner, President & CEO of CURE International, along with representatives of the Tim Tebow Foundation, the Tebow family, the Sacred Harvest Foundation, USAID, and the Philippines Department of Health.
“We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” said Dale Brantner. “After many years of prayer and much hard work, I am 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.”
The hospital, which began treating patients late last year, specializes in pediatric orthopedics, providing charitable treatment to children with conditions like knock knees, bowed legs, and neglected clubfoot. The Tebow CURE Hospital also provides competitively priced orthopedic consultations and surgery for adults in need of total joint replacements or arthroscopic surgery, as well as treatment for spine conditions and sports injuries.
“We’re excited to be open for business in Davao City, and we’re grateful for the strong support from the community, our donors, and other partners to make this project a reality,” said Leron Lehman, Executive Director of the hospital. “We are already providing life-changing surgeries to children with physical disabilities and are excited about the opportunity we have to make a difference.”
The Tebow CURE Hospital features a Timmy’s Playroom, a special space set aside where children who are patients at the hospital can take a break from medical treatment and enjoy being a kid. The playroom was decorated and equipped by the Tim Tebow Foundation, honoring Philippines-born athlete Tim Tebow. It is the first Timmy’s Playroom to open outside of the United States.
“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.”
First envisioned in 2009, construction on the hospital began in 2012. The Tebow CURE Hospital received its license in November 2014 and saw its first surgery in December 2014.
Tebow CURE Hospital
Banawe Street Corner J.P. Laurel Avenue, Brgy. W. Aquino, Davao City
Phone (082) 300-5345
[Information from Tebow CURE Hospital]