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article imageTim Tebow fulfills ill teenage girl's dream of meeting him

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 24, 2014 in Sports
Scottsdale - Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow may be known for his superb athletic ability, but he has a bigger heart, proving that he is a man of great character.
Tebow works as a college football analyst for ESPN, and he considers his charitable work of utmost importance in his life, and far more superior than being a figure in the public eye.
He was able to make Virginia teen Haley Burke's dream come true (whose desire was to someday meet the football star), thanks to his Tim Tebow Foundation and its W15H program. Burke has battled Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which his a life threatening illness, since she was 15 years old.
Tebow was truly able to lift up the girl's spirits, and Burke told her mother that she had never felt this happy before, and rightfully so. They met up in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she was greeted with flowers at the Presidential Suite of the Scottsdale Princess Resort, and was made to feel like "Princess Haley."
She was subsequently given a tour of the city, as well as an aerial tour of the town, which included the historic Grand Canyon; moreover, she had the privilege to see an Arizona Diamondbacks game, where she met the team and threw the first pitch, which she described as a nerve-wrecking, yet fun experience.
Burke's goal is to someday become an athletic trainer, and she had the chance to spend time with one of the best trainers in the world, Ian Danney.
Her family and Tebow prayed together as a group, and their days together were very inspirational, since Tebow's mission in life is to bring faith, hope and love to the people that need it most in their hour of need, and with Burke, he was able to bring a ray of sunshine in her life.
The poignant video of the time Burke spent with Tebow in Arizona can be seen below:
For more information on other W15H experiences for other children, be sure to visit the official website of the Tim Tebow Foundation, and follow them on Twitter.
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