Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Psalm 139:13

When Tim Tebow was in utero, his missionary mother was told that she should abort him

Posted by Howard Richman on October 07 2007 at 15:27:54:

An article by Susy A. Richardson in today´s Gainesville (FL) Sun reports that doctors told the star University of Florida Quarterback´s mother that she might as well abort him because he had been damaged in the womb. The rest is history. Here is a selection:
In the midst of a stadium packed with screaming fans, Pam Tebow watches her youngest child - the solid Florida quarterback she affectionately calls ´Timmy´- dominate the football field and she knows that she did something right....
Just before her pregnancy, Pam fell into a coma after contracting amoebic dysentery, a bacteria transmitted through contaminated drinking water. During her recovery, she received a series of strong medications. And even though she discontinued the regimen when she discovered the pregnancy, doctors told Pam the fetus had been damaged.
Doctors later told Pam that her placenta had detached from the uterine wall, a condition known as placental abruption, which can deprive the fetus of oxygen and nutrients. Doctors expected a stillbirth, Pam said, and they encouraged her to terminate the pregnancy.
"They thought I should have an abortion to save my life from the beginning all the way through the seventh month," she recalled.
Pam said her decision to sustain the pregnancy was a simple one - because of her faith.
"We were grieved," she said. "And so my husband just prayed that if the Lord would give us a son, that he would let us raise him."
In her seventh month of pregnancy, Pam traveled to the country´s capital, Manila, where she received around-the-clock care from an American-trained physician.
For the next two months, Pam - steadfastly praying for a healthy child - remained on bed rest.
And on her due date - Aug. 14, 1987 - Pam gave birth to Timothy Richard Tebow, who she described as "skinny, but rather long." "We were concerned at first because he was so malnourished, but he definitely made up for it," she said, between laughs. Today Tim, now 20, stands at a solid 6´3" and 235 pounds....
She also points to home-schooling for shaping her children´s lives. "It´s not all about academics," she explained. "It´s about teaching them everything they need to know to be successful in life, and the schools aren´t going to teach those things."... Howard
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