Gators Fan With Cystic Fibrosis Meets Her Favorite Player

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Tim Tebow is a former football player and now a professional baseball player who has set up a non-profit organization aimed at helping underprivileged children around the world. Tebow also founded the W15H initiative,  where he makes some of his fans’ dreams come true by meeting children with long-term illnesses.

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Seventeen-year-old cystic fibrosis patient Alex has been a fan of Tim’s ever since he played for the Florida Gators and was overwhelmed when she was picked to meet her hero last weekend. Alex and her family traveled to Lexington, Kentucky where they stayed in a luxury hotel and enjoyed spa treatments. Later that evening, the family had dinner with the sports star and got to spend some quality time with him.  Learn more about the story here.

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