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Published On: Wed, Jun 29th, 2016

Tim Tebow prays, supports family during medical emergency on airplane

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is back in the headlines as a cell phone photo of Tebow praying and comforting a fellow passenger in medical distress on a airplane has gone viral on the Internet.

Fellow passenger Richard Dotti snapped a photo of Tebow consoling the family as help was being administered

for the Broncos, Jets, Patriots and Eagles does something much, much better than play the position at the highest level: Tebow helps to uplift people. The latest example? An in-flight emergency in which Tebow came to the aid of a fellow passenger that was experiencing heart issues on a plane trip from Atlanta, Georgia to Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday.

Tim Tebow prays and supports family during emergency on airplane  photo/ Facebook

Tim Tebow prays and supports family during emergency on airplane photo/ Facebook

Fellow passenger Richard Dotti snapped a photo of Tebow consoling the family as help was being administered and wrote this:

“I have to share this story! I was traveling on Delta Airlines Flight Number 1772 from Atlanta, Georgia to Phoenix, Arizona when there was a medical emergency on board. An older gentleman began having what appeared to be heart problems, and he went unconscious. I watched strangers from all over the world and every ethnicity come to the help of this man for over an hour! Whether it was chest compressions, starting an IV, helping breathe life into this man, or praying everyone helped! I listened to shock after shock from the AED machine and still no pulse. No one gave up. I observed people praying and lifting this man up to the Lord in a way that I’ve never seen before. The crew of Delta Airlines were amazing. They acted in a fast and professional manner! Then all of a sudden, I observed a guy walking down the aisle. That guy was Tim Tebow. He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation. The plane landed in Phoenix and that was the first time they got a pulse back! Please share this with your friends! Pray for this man and his family, and also thank God that we still have people of faith who in times of difficulty look to the Lord!”

The passenger with health issues regained a pulse after the plane landed.

Citing privacy restrictions, the airline declined to provide details about the passenger’s medical emergency.
The plane’s crew responded, consulting with doctors on the ground, Delta said. EMTs also met the flight when it landed as scheduled in Phoenix, the airline told CNN.
“Tim helped the family deplane with their baggage. So #compassionate,” passenger Pamela Rainey said in an Instagram post.
Tebow did not immediately respond to a request for comment and has not released a statement on the incident. A spokeswoman for his employer, ESPN, confirmed the passengers’ accounts.
Tim Tebow photo/ Instagram

Tim Tebow photo/ Instagram

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