Tim Tebow's hospital in Davao opens

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 10 2015 01:34 AM | Updated as of May 10 2015 09:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine-born football player Tim Tebow has recently opened a hospital in Davao City to help Filipino children with orthopedic conditions.

According to Life News, Tebow CURE Hospital, which was built and operated by CURE International in cooperation with the Tim Tebow Foundation, is now open.

Among those who attended the hospital’s grand opening were Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, President & CEO of CURE International Dale Brantner, representatives of the Tim Tebow Foundation, the Tebow family, the Sacred Harvest Foundation, and others.

“We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” said 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.”

Tebow was born in Manila in 1987 where his parents were serving as Baptist missionaries. He is a Heisman Trophy winner and currently signed with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

The Tim Tebow Foundation announced in 2011 that it was planning to build the Tebow CURE Hospital, which broke ground in January 2012. Construction was completed in September 2014.

The hospital is a five-story, 30-bed facility with three operating rooms specializing in pediatric orthopedic surgeries.

"I was born in the Philippines while my parents served as missionaries, and I have always had a great love and passion for the Filipino people," Tebow earlier said.

"It is so exciting to be able to provide healing and care for these incredibly deserving children halfway around the world," he added.