Devoted Tim Tebow Swoops In To Save Boy With Flamingo Legs
Kristin Danley 8/4/2018
Professional athlete Tim Tebow is known for his strong faith and kind heart, not to mention his athletic prowess. The son of missionaries, Tim has traveled abroad on numerous mission trips.
It was in the Philippines, 15 years ago, that Tim met a boy named Sherwin who really captured Tim's heart.
Since his initial trip, Tim has been back several times and even created the Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines to help children like Sherwin with special needs and physical disabilities. But it was one boy he met during a recent trip that really set his heart ablaze...
To completely redesign his legs to where they worked properly, the doctors at the hospital tackled the huge project with hope. Aldrin knew he would emerge from surgery with legs that finally worked, although he would need intensive physical therapy just to stand and walk.
Aldrin's family could not believe the assistance they received at the hospital and how blessed their little boy was for the opportunity to one day walk.
When the day finally came for Aldrin's surgery, everyone felt comfortable putting his health in the doctors' hands. Even his mother, who had kept a close eye on her boy since birth, was at ease when he went under the knife.
"When he had surgery it was OK because their staff gave us encouragement and they take care of us very well."
Now Aldrin is in physical therapy to learn how to walk with his straight new legs – and none of it would be possible without Tim Tebow's big heart and incredible outlook on life.