Durham boy fighting cancer meets Tebow

May 20, 2012 9:01:25 AM PDT
A little boy from Durham got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet his hero Saturday.

NFL quarterback Tim Tebow hosted four-year-old Preston Winslow at his training facility in Florida.

Sadly, this memory will be one of Preston's best, and his last, as he is currently battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Preston's family received a call from the Denver Broncos player a few weeks ago out of the blue.

"I answered it and I'm like hello. and the person on the other end was like 'hi Celeste, this is Tim Tebow.' And in shock, I was like 'no way,' Preston's mom, Celeste Winslow said.

Preston's love for the athlete can be attributed to his dad's loyalties to Tebow since he played at the University of Florida, Preston's dad's alma-mater.

The family has watched Gators and Broncos games all of Preston's life.

Now it appears Preston's life will be cut drastically short because he is not responding to treatment. In the meantime, his family is just trying to make as many memories in the short time they have together. They're thankful Tebow allowed them to create this memory that will last a lifetime.

"I just think that it's so wonderful that Tim reaches out to these kids you know, who have these health issues and this prognosis and gives him his time and gives them some extra happiness," Celeste Winslow said.


Preston's family has created "Preston's League" to show support for their son and to help raise money for medical expenses.

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