Tim Tebow opens 10th playroom for children's hospital so young patients can 'just be kids again'
Tim Tebow is giving children in some hospitals a chance to "just be kids again."
The Tim Tebow Foundation opened its 10th "Timmy's Playroom" at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, a children's hospital in Florida, as space for kids to escape the hum-drum of their medical condition and enjoy life.
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"Hopefully it can bring a brighter day for so many in their darkest hour of need," Tebow said in a video posted by AdventHealth. "That is our goal, to encourage and uplift people, especially when they're going through such a tough time..."
The playroom includes a football field floor, specialized lockers for seating, tables for arts and crafts, flat-screen televisions, video games, toys, interactive games like digital air hockey and other activities.
And every playroom has Tebow's favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:13, prominently displayed: "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
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Tim Tebow Foundation President Steve Biondo notes the foundation's mission to bring faith, hope and love to pediatric patients and their families is summed up by "creating a space where children can heal in a very unique way."
"We are honored and incredibly proud to bring a Timmy's Playroom with the Tim Tebow Foundation to the Daytona Beach community," AdventHealth Daytona Beach CEO Ed Noseworthy said. "We know that to kids, a hospital can be a scary or intimidating place, but with all of the interactive games and activities in this playroom, we hope will be a place filled with laughter and where children can feel better."
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The new location joins nine other hospitals that have the special playrooms in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, and the Philippines.