When 10-year-old Presli Collins got the call that she would go on the first date of her life with Tim Tebow, she was able to put her medical nightmare behind her at least for one night.
“It made me feel very excited,” Presli told HLNTV.
Presli suffers from neurofibromatosis, which forms tumors in the brain, spinal cord and under the skin and has undergone numerous excruciating surgeries, according to Fox News Insider.
Affecting 1 in every 3000 people, Neurofibromatosis can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain, according to the Children's Tumor Foundation.
But when the Broncos star learned how much one of his biggest fans was suffering, Tebow reached out to Presli to invite her to the Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards.
The dream date was arranged through the football star’s W15H Program which “exists to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need,” according to the website.
The pair spent the evening meeting celebs and took a stroll to the chocolate fountain.
He "treated Presli like a princess, made her feel like she was the star, which was just amazing," Lisa told Fox News Insider.
Presli walked away with an autographed football, a huge smile and a pretty big compliment.
"Thank you for being an amazing date," Tebow told Presli.
If Presli's story inspires you, find ways to become involved with the Children's Tumor Foundation here.
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