This post contains a story that shares some spiritual beliefs and is not meant to offend anyone that does not share the same beliefs. This story is only meant to be an inspirational to those who read it and there is a relevant medical issue to the story as well.
Here is his mother's story:
More than 24 years ago, Pam Tebow and her husband Bob Tebow were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant. Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities the physicians predicted.
Pam said the doctors didn't think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue. While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher. Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines. He also obviously plays football.
The University of Florida’s star quarterback became the first sophomore in history to win college football’s highest award, the Heisman Trophy. His current role as quarterback of the Denver Broncos has provided an incredible platform for Christian witness.
Tim’s notoriety and the family’s inspiring story have given Pam numerous opportunities to speak on behalf of women’s centers across the country. Pam Tebow believes that every little baby you save matters.
As you can see, doctors don't always Know what is best for you. It is important that you research and judge all doctor's prescriptions, treatments, recommendations, and methods.
My thoughts on Tim:
I have never really been a big fan of watching football or any sport for that mater until this past year. My bother, who loves sports, asked me to join his fantasy football league. I figured fantasy football could be fun and give me something to share with my bother (We don't share much in common. He's a sports fan and I am a health nut.)
During the course of the fantasy football thing it caused me to keep up with individual football players. One of the reasons I don't care for pro sports is the giant egos and pore role models that are there to influence young people. However there has been one player that has always drawn my attention ever since he played college football. Tim Tebow has been nothing but impressive on and off the field.
Tim has been given a lot of grief by the media, commentators, fans and players but regardless of the things being said he has always had the same attitude and continues to be an outstanding role model regardless of of whether or not anyone likes his professed faith.
I hope that he will continue to carry himself the same way for the rest of his career and I wish him continued sucess.
Here is a great interview with Tim Tebow: