Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
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Heat's Dwyane Wade makes surprise visit to Stoneman Douglas

Heat's Dwyane Wade makes surprise visit to Stoneman Douglas

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has not been shy in his support for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims, and on Wednesday morning, he paid a visit to the school in Parkland. "I'm thankful they came to the game, thankful I got a chance just to talk to them and tell them my appreciation, to let them know we will continue to use our voice, to continue to shine the light on what they're talking about and what they're going through and what they're dealing with".

According to social-media posts from students, Wade arrived at the school during a lunch period and addressed a crowd in the cafeteria.


Joey Pelose, a junior at the school, tweeted a picture of him and a group of students with Wade, calling him the GOAT (an acronym for Greatest of All Time). Wednesday marked a return to normalcy at the Parkland, Fla., school, as it was the first full day with regular class schedules since the February 14 mass shooting. "As someone out here in the public eye, I'm proud to say I'm from this state".

"Wade enjoyed his visit with the students as well, and even said on Twitter afterwards that he wants to be ". more involved in the change that they WILL create". Oliver was buried in a Wade jersey on Feb 17. The day after he started doing this, Wade drilled a game-winning shot against the Sixers last week. The Miami Heat guard posed for photos, hung out with the students and praised them all for the strength they've shown. "Joaquin Oliver may you Rest In Peace and i dedicate my return and the rest of this Miami Heat season to you", Wade tweeted after the game. "I gave Dwyane Wade a hug from Guac and told him how much he loved him!"

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