Dwyane Wade surprise visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the unfortunate mass shooting that killed 17 people at the Parkland, Florida school on Feb. 14th.
During a speech in front of a group of students in the hallway, Wade spoke about how they have all inspired him and how proud he is to live in Florida.
“I just wanted to come and say I’m inspired by all of you,” Wade said in the school’s cafeteria. “As someone from here in the public eye, I’m proud to say I’m from this state because of you guys.”
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Afterwards, Wade hinted at future plans for things to come with Stoneman Douglas, while praising the intelligence and understanding of the students he spoke to.
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
Since the tragedy, Wade has written the name of Joaquin Oliver on his shoes before games, in honor of one of the 17 victims who died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Oliver was buried in a Dwyane Wade Miami Heat jersey last month and the 36-year old shooting guard has continued to pay tribute to him and others who were effected.
Wade was recently traded back to the Miami Heat after stints with the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers over the past year and a half, and as he told the students, “I am so excited to be back in this city and this state.”