Jacksonville, FL (October 21, 2013) - The Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines is in the final stages of construction. The hospital's construction began in February 2012, and it is expected to open in the summer of 2014.
The hospital, a 5-story, 30-bed orthopedic surgery facility in Davao City, built in partnership with CURE International, will serve the underprivileged population of the Philippines. It will specialize in pediatric orthopedic surgery, treating congenital limb abnormalities, post-trauma fracture and burn repair, clubfoot correction, and bone infections. The Tebow CURE Hospital will also house the first international Timmy's Playroom, expected to be the largest playroom built to date.
"This hospital will deliver life-changing physical healing while sharing the great news of the gospel with kids who could not otherwise afford care," said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation.
The Tebow CURE Hospital has been funded primarily through individual donors. The foundation hopes to raise $250,000 to complete the hospital through its Dollar Day campaign beginning Monday, October 21. The campaign aims to utilize the collective power of the Tim Tebow Foundation's social media followers, asking them to partner in changing the lives of deserving children by donating just $1 each to the cause.
Donations to the Tebow CURE Hospital can be made on the Tim Tebow Foundation website, www.timtebowfoundation.org. 100% of the Dollar Day proceeds will go directly to the Tebow CURE Hospital.
About the Tim Tebow Foundation
The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled everyday through the foundation's five areas of outreach including Team Tebow, Timmy's Playrooms, Orphan Care, W15H and the Tebow CURE Hospital. For more on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org
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About CURE International
CURE International's mission is to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God. It is the largest provider of reconstructive surgery to disabled children in the developing world. Since opening the doors of its first surgical teaching hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, in 1998, CURE's focus on bringing healing to developing nations has resulted in more than 2.1 million patient visits and over 150,000 surgeries to correct physically disabling conditions. CURE hospitals are located in Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and Zambia. The Tebow CURE Hospital is also currently under construction in the Philippines. CURE has also trained more than 6,600 medical professionals, raising the standard of care in the countries where it operates. Please visit cure.org for more information.
We are fulfilling that mission everyday by building the Tebow CURE Hospital for children of the Philippines in partnership with CURE International, fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses through the W15H Program, building "Timmy's Playrooms" in children's hospitals around the world, providing care for more than 850 orphans in five countries, and encouraging service to others through Team Tebow and Team Tebow Kids.
More than 100 million physically disabled children in the developing world can be cured through surgery. These children have conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns, and hydrocephalus. Without care, they won't go to school, will have little hope for a future, and many will die from their condition.
CURE's mission is to bring 100% physical and spiritual healing to these children. CURE is a non-profit organization that operates hospitals and programs in 29 countries around the world where patients experience the life-changing message of God's love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay.
Since CURE's first hospital opened in Kenya in 1998, we have seen over 2.1 million patients and provided over 150,000 life-changing surgeries.