Te­bow comes to aid of fan who had seizure

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Jake Seiner

Tim Te­bow com­forted a fan who was hav­ing a seizure, pray­ing and talk­ing col­lege foot­ball with the man after the for­mer NFL quar­ter­back played his first base­ball game in the Ari­zona Fall League.

Tim Te­bow com­forted a fan who was hav­ing a seizure, pray­ing and talk­ing col­lege foot­ball with the man after the for­mer NFL quar­ter­back played his first base­ball game in the Ari­zona Fall League.

“I just re­mem­ber just be­ing very dis­ori­ented,” Bran­don Berry told The As­so­ci­ated Press by phone. “Then I saw Tim.”

Berry had the seizure Tues­day fol­low­ing a game in Glen­dale, Ari­zona, held at Camel­back Ranch, the spring train­ing home for two ma­jor league teams. Te­bow stayed with Berry for 15 to 20 min­utes un­til paramedics took him from the sta­dium.

The 30-year-old said he was OK at home in nearby Avon­dale after be­ing re­leased from the hos­pi­tal.

Berry said he doesn’t re­mem­ber much after the seizure, ex­cept that he told the 2007 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner that he cheered for Ge­or­gia — an SEC ri­val of Te­bow’s Florida Ga­tors.

Daniel Kelly, a Te­bow fan from Casa Grande, said he met Berry early in the game. Kelly was get­ting a base­ball au­to­graphed by Te­bow, a mi­nor league project with the New York Mets, when the seizure be­gan.

“He’s just shak­ing vi­o­lently,” Kelly told the AP. “We’re like, ‘Get a para­medic! Get a para­medic!”’

Kelly said he and his wife, Sa­man­tha, be­gan to pray. Kelly then looked up to see that Te­bow was also pray­ing while plac­ing a hand on Berry’s leg.

Kelly said Berry ap­peared un­con­scious for about 30 sec­onds be­fore com­ing to with a cough­ing fit. Of­fi­cials from the sta­dium tended to him while await­ing paramedics from the Phoenix Fire Depart­ment.

Kelly, cel­e­brat­ing his 43rd birth­day at the game and wear­ing a Mets Te­bow jersey, posted video of Te­bow wait­ing with the fan on his Twit­ter page.

“An amaz­ing mo­ment,” Kelly said. “It was a mir­a­cle mo­ment that hap­pened there.”

ROB SCHU­MACHER — THE ARI­ZONA RE­PUB­LIC VIA AP

Scotts­dale Scor­pi­ons out­fielder Tim Te­bow stands near a fan who, the Phoenix Fire Depart­ment said, was hav­ing a seizure, fol­low­ing Te­bow’s de­but against the Glen­dale Desert Dogs on Tues­day in an Ari­zona Fall League game in Glen­dale, AZ.

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