Solutions June 2016 - Page 32

The foundation has been in existence for six years now, and it operates with seven main outreach initiatives: The son of missionary parents, Tim Tebow grew up with a heart for service and a love for orphans. Born in the Philippines, he spent his early childhood there, quickly becoming accustomed to sharing his faith and the good news of the Gospel. After moving to Florida as a child, Tebow returned to the Philippines as a teenager, spreading God’s Word and doing the Lord’s work 32 SMG Solutions by serving the needy. He carried that calling with him to the University of Florida, spending his spring breaks on missions trips continuing to share the Gospel message. It was this foundation of faith that inspired him to start the Tim Tebow Foundation in 2010 to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The W15H Program was put in place for children with lifethreatening illnesses whose wish is to meet Tebow. During a W15H experience, the child is treated to four days of personalized VIP experiences. Each detail of the W15H is designed specifically for each child. From limo rides to their favorite activities, to their favorite meals, candy and gifts, all the surprises along the way make each experience unique and personal. Another way the foundation cares for children in need is through Timmy’s Playroom in children’s hospitals across the country and internationally. Timmy’s Playroom provides an atmosphere that allows children to take their minds off their medical