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Tim Tebow Visits Orphanage His Dad Founded 25 Years Ago and Legacy CURE Hospital in Philippines

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow speaks at a news conference introducing him as a Jets at the team's training center in Florham Park, New Jersey March 26, 2012.
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow speaks at a news conference introducing him as a Jets at the team's training center in Florham Park, New Jersey March 26, 2012. | (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Tim Tebow is spending part of his summer in the Philippines visiting with children who live at the orphanage his father founded 25 years ago.

Tebow, the 28-year-old football player-turned-television personality, was born in Makati City, Philippines, and has made it his mission to help children who live in his country of birth. While there, the athlete and motivational speaker visited Uncle Dick's Orphanage which houses 45 children who had nowhere to go.

Tebow's father, Bob, founded the orphanage nearly 25 years ago through his Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. Now that he has his own charitable foundation, Tebow documented his visit on social media, calling the children and the orphanage in Mindanao island "family."

"Spending time with some of my family at Uncle Dick's Orphanage," Tebow wrote on Instagram.

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After spending time at the orphanage, Tebow visited the hospital that he opened in the Philippines.

"Such an amazing day at The Tebow CURE Hospital," he wrote.

In 2014, The Christian Post reported that the Heisman Trophy winner planned to open the CURE Hospital in Davao City that serves the critical orthopedic needs of children who can't afford treatments and procedures.

"I have always had a great love and passion for the Filipino people," Tebow said in a statement back then. "It is so exciting to be able to provide healing and care for these incredibly deserving children halfway around the world."

The Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City opened its doors in December 2014, and has since performed well over 100 surgeries for low income children with critical orthopedic needs.

"After opening its doors, we are so excited to announce that we recently admitted our 100th patient for surgery," reads a statement from the foundation released last year. "100 surgeries is a major accomplishment for TCH and a true testament to the faithfulness of our Lord. But, the number is not the focus, rather the 100 stories of healing and renewed lives behind each and every surgery."

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