Tim Tebow's Surprise Hospital Visit Leaves Teenage Fan in Tears

Tim Tebow may no longer be on the field but he's still brightening one fan's day.

The former quarterback walked into 13-year-old Nathaniel Nelson’s hospital room at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida unannounced on Tuesday.

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The teen, who is being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, was overcome with emotion seeing his idol close up and began sobbing.

Nathaniel’s hospital bed was completely covered in merchandise from the University of Florida - Tebow's alma mater - and he was even wearing the team’s t-shirt.

But the former NFL star also didn’t just stop by for a quick visit - the two spent time playing video games and laughing together.


So AWESOME to watch Tim Tebow surprise our new friend Nathaniel at Wolfson Children's Hospital! What an incredible young man!

Posted by Tim Tebow Foundation on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The 13-year-old was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in August. The type of cancer usually appears in people over the age of 65.

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The Tim Tebow Foundation brings faith, hope and love to those who need a brighter day in their darkest hour. They have granted more than 20 wishes this year along to those in need to help transform people’s lives.

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