Thanks to the former football player and now baseball player Tim Tebow’s CURE Hospital in the Philippines, a little girl’s life is now back to normal.
When little Jocy was nearly two years old, a house fire almost took her life. She was left with severe burns to her back and arms that left her disfigured and deformed after under-equipped medics couldn’t do much to help her burns.
Her burns turned into hardened scars that morphed her shoulders and arms into one piece of flesh. A normal life was impossible for Jocy as she could not play or go to school.
“I prayed every night and I prayed she would have surgery, so she could go to school,” said Jocy’s mother. “For three years she had those arms. I felt really bad because we couldn't pay for the surgery.”
After a charity worker connected Jocy and her family with Tim Tebow’s CURE hospital, doctors were able to take a look at Jocy and her condition. After a successful surgery, Jocy can now use both of her arms and can live the life of a normal 5-year-old girl.
Tim Tebow’s CURE hospital has performed over 1,200 life-saving surgeries since its creation. The hospital staff also shares the Gospel message with their patients.
“I make it a point that I share the Gospel with them,” says CURE Children’s mentor Ella Abadesco. “I tell them Bible stories, and I assure them that they are loved by God, and God has a wonderful plan for them and that God sent Jesus Christ for them.”
Check out this video featuring the Tim Tebow Foundation and Jocy:
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