A Loveland teen got to meet her hero last Sunday. Bailey Knaub, a Thompson Valley High School student recalled her experience meeting the Denver Broncos QB, Tim Tebow, as “Unreal.” 

“(Tebow) just came over and said ‘Hi Bailey. It’s such a great opportunity to meet you.’ And he gave me the ball, and I was so excited,” said Knaub, who had a disease known as Wegener’s granulomatosis.

Knaub was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease when she was 7. In the 10 or so years since she has undergone 73 surgeries and had to have one of her lungs removed.

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“It was so unreal. I was walking on air,” she told CBS4. “I couldn’t stop smiling.”

The Tim Tebow Foundation’s Mission:

The Foundation utilizes the public platform that God has blessed Tim Tebow with to inspire and make a difference in peoples lives throughout the world.

You can find out more about Tebow’s Foundation by visiting timtebowfoundation.org.