Tim Tebow Breaks Ground for New Children’s Ward at CURE Zimbabwe

Tim Tebow encourages CURE Zimbabwe patient Ropafadzo during his visit for the groundbreaking of the new children’s ward that will serve thousands more children in the years to come.

New facility will expand access to care for children living with treatable disabilities in Zimbabwe 

Tim Tebow’s life is all about impact — both on the field and in the world. In 2014, The Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) partnered with CURE International to open the Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines. Each year, that hospital performs over 1,200 free surgical procedures for children and ministers to thousands.

Recognizing the massive impact this hospital is having in the Philippines, Tim knew his foundation could do even more for the children globally if they expanded their partnership with CURE International.

Yesterday, Tim Tebow, CURE, and members of the local government and medical community celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of a 40-bed children’s ward at CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe that TTF will help fund.

From left to right, Tim Tebow, founder of Tim Tebow Foundation; Mrs. Kwedza, Ministry of Local Government and Public Works; Dr. NBT Dzvanga, CEO of United Bulawayo Hospitals; Justin Narducci President/CEO of CURE International break ground for a new children’s ward at CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe.

“Together, we will fight to bring physical and spiritual healing to these children who otherwise may never receive care,” said Tim Tebow, Founder of TTF. “It brings me such joy to think about the children and families who will be served here in the years to come. It is a true blessing to be able to serve the people of Southern Africa by providing them with a place where they can experience Faith, Hope, and Love!”

This new children’s ward will allow the hospital to complete up to 2,000 surgical procedures a year for children who suffer from treatable conditions such as clubfoot, bowed legs, and knock knees. CURE has three children’s hospitals in Southern Africa – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – providing charitable care to these countries directly but also serving children from border countries including Mozambique, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

“Tim Tebow, his foundation, and his foundation’s supporters should be very proud of the amazing work they are doing all around the world,” said Justin Narducci, President/CEO of CURE International. “This new ward will unlock CURE Zimbabwe’s potential to be a major resource for the vulnerable children of Southern Africa. We are truly blessed to have TTF as our partner.”

In addition to immediately expanding access to healthcare for vulnerable children, CURE Zimbabwe multiplies its efforts by serving as a teaching hospital. In this way, CURE Zimbabwe not only serves children in the immediate future but also contributes to developing the next generation of surgeons in Zimbabwe and across Southern Africa at large.

The new children’s ward is expected to open in January of next year.

Tim and Demi Tebow and Steve Biondo, President of the Tim Tebow Foundation, prays for a patient at CURE Zimbabwe.
Tim Tebow addresses attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Photo of the CURE International Canada

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