Tim Tebow met the Copp family through his foundation, the Tim Tebow Foundation. Knowing that the Waco, Texas-based family of four needed a new home that was big enough for their two wheelchair-bound sons to thrive in, the former football star enlisted the help of “Fixer Upper’s” Chip and Joanna Gaines.
With the help of other organizations like Angel Flight and Make-A-Wish, Chip and Jo were able to give the Copp family their dream home.
And as always, there were a few laughs along the way.
Like when Jo was clearly embarrassed by her husband only being able to do one-and-a-half pull-ups to Tebow’s 11, which lead to Chip bowing down to Tebow by “Tebowing.”
Jo said to Chip, who is currently in the process of training for his first marathon:
“You can really only do one-and-a-half pull-ups?”
In the end, The Tim Tebow Foundation accomplished what it set out to do for the family— “bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
Tebow told HGTV:
“Our goal at the Tim Tebow Foundation is to fight for people that can’t fight for themselves. And we really believe this family needs us to come behind them and support them, to love them and to have their back.”
In this instance, that faith, hope, and love came in the form of a fully wheelchair accessible, three bedroom, two bathroom home with a huge backyard that allowed the Copp boys to play any sport they want despite being confined to wheelchairs.
As their mom Melissa explained to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” their 9-year-old Calan and their 5-year-old son Lawson both have a life-threatening genetic condition that affects their ability to stand and walk on their own.
The family’s current apartment, restricted Calan and Lawson, which is why it was so amazing for Melissa and her husband Jody to see their sons feel so at home the minute they entered their new home.
Jody explained with tears in his eyes:
“To see my boys, with all the hardships that they’ve gone through, and to know that Tim and Chip and Joanna — and everyone at Make A Wish — came together to let my boys just be boys…I’m so happy.”
What an amazing collaborative effort by Tebow, Chip, and Joanna.