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Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Mourn the Sudden Death of Her Sister

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Tim Tebow remember Demi's late sister Franje who passed suddenly.


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Tim Tebow and fiance Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters tragically mourn the loss of Demi’s younger sister Franje. Franje was 13-years-old and had special needs. Tim and Demi actually met because Franje attended Tebow’s “Night to Shine” event for kids with disabilities.

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Franje is said to have had cerebellar agenesis that limited her brain function and ability to walk and talk. The couple celebrates their sisters’ passing in faith that she is now with Jesus. In times like these, we remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 19:14 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Demi wrote about her sister, “My little Princess, Angel on Earth, biggest joy and baby sister, Franje, passed away earlier today. Our hearts are aching beyond measure but I am grateful knowing she’s forever relieved of the pain she experienced on earth. She’s laughing, running and playing in heaven just like we always hoped she would on earth. She’s free! Thank you for all your prayers, love and support. ❤️”

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Tim also sent his heartfelt condolences on Instagram “Our loss but heaven’s gain. So grateful for the hope we have of being reunited with the ones we love through our Heavenly Father. Mr & Mrs. Peters and @demileighnp we are praying for you and love you so much.

The Tim Tebow foundation helps children with special needs. His “Night to Shine” event hosts an honorary prom experience for kids with disabilities every year. The organization serves over 100,000 kids and teens. Learn more on how to help with this cause and volunteer here.