As Tebow, 29, signed autographs at University of Phoenix stadium, he saw a man, Brandon Berry, who was having a seizure. According to local news station KNXV, the former NFL star ran to Berry’s side and said a prayer over him. Witnesses said that a few seconds after Tebow touched Berry, he woke up gasping for air.
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“It was a miracle moment that happened there,” witness Daniel Kelly told the Associated Press.
While waiting for paramedics, the athlete chatted with Berry for about 15 minutes, even signing a baseball and two sweatbands for him, The New York Times reports. Tebow asked the 30-year-old baseball fan where he was from and discovered that they had a mutual friend. After discussing the latest Batman movie and Berry’s job at Amazon, Berry told Tebow that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year.
“I’ll be praying for you, OK? By name,” Tebow said, according to The New York Times.
The minor-league baseball player said the moment was moving for him too.“You just remember what’s important,” Tebow told ABC News. “Baseball’s awesome. It’s something I’m so excited I get a chance to pursue, but what’s important is lives matter, people matter. This young man, he mattered. So my first instinct was to just be with him, put my hands on him and pray for him.”
Berry is doing fine at home after being released from the hospital, the Associated Press reports.
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