Tim Tebow did not have a great day as a baseball player Tuesday, going 0 for 3 at the plate and slamming into the outfield wall during his Arizona Fall League debut.
But as a person, Tebow continues to impress.
While signing autographs after the game, the former football star noticed a fan who had lowered himself to the ground while having a seizure. Tebow stayed with Brandon Berry for 15 to 20 minutes, talking to the man and praying with him until paramedics arrived.
“I just remember just being very disoriented,” Berry told the Associated Press by phone later in the day. “Then I saw Tim.”
Berry talked to AP after being released from the hospital and said he was OK. He said he started having seizures in 2013 and was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in January. Before attending Tuesday’s game at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, where the temperature was said to be near 100 degrees, the 30-year-old had an MRI to monitor his condition.
Although he doesn’t recall much of what happened in the moments following the seizure, Berry remembers telling Tebow he’s a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, a bitter rival of the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner’s Florida Gators.
“You’re a Bulldog? You’re kidding me,’’ said Tebow, currently playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the New York Mets organization. “Don’t even know how to respond to that.’’
Before finally heading toward the team bus, Tebow squeezed Berry’s hand and said,
“God bless you, buddy.’’
“An amazing moment,” said Daniel Kelly, who witnessed the interaction. “It was a miracle moment that happened there.”
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