Dwyane Wade is just recently retired from the National Basketball Association, but he is still dishing out assists off the court.
The soon to be hall of famer recently spent some time helping someone in need when he and his wife Gabrielle Union helped the mother of a child who died from suicide after he was mercilessly bullied for being gay.
“Sources tell TMZ … the actress and NBA star are part of a group of celebs — which also includes Ludacris and Janelle Monae — donating money to help cover Nigel Shelby’s funeral. Nigel is the 15-year-old who took his own life nearly 2 weeks ago.
We’re told the effort was spearheaded by Pinky Cole — owner of the popular ATL restaurant Slutty Vegan — and “Master of None” star Lena Waithe, who enlisted their famous friends to help out.
Nigel’s mother, Camika, had said Nigel suffered from depression and struggled with his identity. Our sources wouldn’t say how much money was raised, but we know it was enough to cover the expense of Nigel’s tombstone, funeral service … and a separate amount to support Camika.”
Nigel’s memorial was held over the weekend at Rock Family Worship Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
“Nigel was a sweetheart. He loved everybody, he would help anybody. He was an angel,” Camika said, via ABC news . “I just wish people could’ve seen how special he was while he was still here.”
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