Dwyane Wade pays surprise visit to school shooting survivors in Florida

Dwyane Wade poses with students. Photo: [email protected]

There is a reason why Dwyane Wade is up there with former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino as arguably the most beloved athlete in Miami-Dade County history.

The future Hall of Fame guard for the Miami Heat and three-time NBA champ made a surprise visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, the site of the mass shooting that killed 17 people at the Parkland, Florida, school on Feb. 14.

D-Wade appeared the same day Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke to students at the school, but D-Wade’s reception was viewed in a radically different, and much more positive, light by the teens.

Dwayne Wade speaks with the student survivors. Photo: [email protected]

After the visit, D-Wade spoke about his experience on his Twitter page.

The students appreciated D-Wade’s visit and said he did a lot more than the politicians who are elected to make change.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

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