Tim Tebow exercised his real star power recently when he made a young fan’s dreams come true. Haley Burke, a Virginia teen suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, got way more than she bargained for when she contacted the Tim Tebow Foundation hoping to get some face time with the former NFL quarterback. Tebow not only granted her wish via the foundation’s W15H program, but spent a day with Burke, went to dinner with her and hosted a personalized training session for her and her family. Tebow told People magazine Burke was “amazing” and that he was “inspired by [the family’s] strength and courage in facing every day and every struggle with a positive attitude.”
The W15H program was developed by the Tim Tebow Foundation to offer kids with life-threatening illnesses their dream experiences. “The W15H program allows me to keep a great perspective on life,” Tebow said, as reported by The Christian Post. “I always begin the wish hoping to have a positive impact on these children, but every time, I’m the one who has been impacted the most.”
The Tim Tebow Foundation, according to their website, was formed in 2010 “with a mission to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.” The foundation currently supports orphan care, volunteerism, children’s hospitals and other programs.
“Other than my faith and family, my foundation is the most important thing in my life,” Tebow also said. “It allows me to keep so many things in perspective, and it gives me the opportunity to bring people together to invest in the lives of children all around the world.”