Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School got a friendly visit today from an NBA star. The school was the site of the Feb. 14 mass shooting that resulted in the deaths of 17 people.
One of the shooting victims, Joaquin Oliver, was buried in Wade’s No. 3 Heat jersey. The 12-time All-Star responded by getting custom-made shoes with Oliver’s name on them that he wore during a Feb. 27 game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
I just had a great conversation with some of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School about some important/impactful things that they have planned. I’m looking forward to being more involved in the change that they WILL create.
I just had a great conversation with some of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School about some important/impactful things that they have planned. I’m looking forward to being more involved in the change that they WILL create. #MSDStrong 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 7, 2018
— Ryan Deitsch (@Ryan_Deitsch) March 7, 2018
Here’s more footage of DWade at Stoneman Douglas this morning
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) March 7, 2018
Meeting this man would have meant the world to Joaquin Oliver, one of our fallen 17. I gave Dwayne Wade a hug from Guac and told him how much he loved him! Thank you for being generous with your time today! A real bright spot for our kids! pic.twitter.com/BNwmfa751e
— Debbie Jacobson (@MrsJMSD) March 7, 2018
What an amazing lunch period for the students at Stoneman Douglas High School as @DwyaneWade made a surprise visit!
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) March 7, 2018
— Dr. Rosalind Osgood (@ReverendRos) March 7, 2018
Word of Wade’s visit to the high school circulated on Twitter, with students as well as Broward County school board member Dr. Rosalind Osgood posting photos and videos of his visit. This is pretty fricking cool. Props to D-Wade for making everyone’s day a little bit better.